Before I took of to Singapore many friends asked me what I would be doing there. As I wrote in a previous blog I had making jump pictures as a potential small project to keep myself busy.
A few months earlier I had been captivated by this phenomena: photographing people jumping and jumping to be photographed.
Loosely inspired by the photographer Philippe Halsmann, who came up with the term jumpology. His beautiful book with jump pictures is still on my wish list.
Before I left I had already begun my jumpology project.
It is great fun to do, both jumping and shooting. It is literally a "light" activity, cheerful and energetic. Guaranteed there will be some laughter during such photo-jump sessions.
At the same time it is difficult to get successful pictures. There are many aspects to it:
the quality of the jump / jumper AND that of the photographer / camera, the timing of both, relative position of photographer towards the jumper, background, etc. Really hard.
Here are some of my Dutch results.
Jes and Yvon, Libertango Studio, Leiden