Rachael has a great series on the Big Top…take a look.
in her words –
I have always loved the circus. For me, the performance itself is secondary to the overall process- the building of personae and the transformation of space. Like magicians, circus performers create seemingly effortless acts under the controlled spotlight. However, outside that spotlight, outside the act, time moves slowly and rigs, props, determination, fear, elation and exhaustion fill the landscape with detritus, confetti and smeared greasepaint.
Shooting the circus, I am voyeur and exhibitionist, spectator and spectacle.