Specialized in Performing Arts Photography Ismael Lorenzo is a Cuban photographer who lives in Basel, Switzerland. Most of his work is focused on action, his photography is about ephemeral and imperceptible moments, it is about motion, it is about dance.
To work on location I really like powerful, lightweight and portable equipment. A short flash duration and a quick recycling time are key technical aspects for my work and all this I have found in the Broncolor Move 1200 which combined with the Para 133 light shaping system makes the perfect lighting equipment for me. I love the portability and the lightweight design of this power pack, the speedy recycling time and short flash duration. The 1200 J with about 200 flashes at full power and the asymmetrical control for two lamps is very useful for backlight controls even in dark or on a bright sunny day.
It was my first test-shooting on location with this equipment and now I am ready to benefit from the full potential of the broncolor Move 1200 L.To fully show my way of working I decided to do a photographic journey in one day through different locations with different styles of Dance.
We built a studio-stage in the main hall of the Theater Basel where I did a shooting-performance, combining flashes with constant lights. The models who were classical dancers improvised to 30 minutes of music in front of the audience while I froze their movements.
The other locations were around the same theater, a fountain with sculptures by the Swiss artist Jean Tinguely, another enormous sculpture from the famous sculptor Richard Serra and an architectural space with glass pyramids, where I arranged to work with dancers and Parkour freerunners. Despite the level of improvisation and at one point the rain which forced us to use umbrellas, the result was a very gratifying day and we all went home happy under the same umbrellas that appear in the Pictures.
broncolor Move 1200 L speed mode 7.0 1/3250s Hasselblad H4D f/ 2.8 1/500
Canon Mark III f/ 2.8 1/250
On Location “Photo Art event Basel Switzerland“ Dance & Parkour:
On stage-studio “Dance Performance Theater Basel, Switzerland“ Dance: Ballet dancers from the ballet school, Theater Basel, Switzerland