The Same But Different

A few days ago I posted some baseball photos of a dramatic play at home plate which stopped the action in 4 frames.  Today’s post is in some respects the same, and in some respects different!  Back on February 23rd I posted some multiple exposures of a performance of Cleveland’s Verb Ballet  ( ).  Today I’m posting some more Verb Ballet multiple exposures, but they are different.

Verb Ballet monochrome multiple exposure 1

How are they different?  Well as you can see, they are converted to monochrome, or black and white images.  They are also documenting ballet instead of baseball.

Verb Ballet monochrome multiple exposure 2

How are they the same?  They are the same type of ballet multiple exposures but they are also the same in some respect to the baseball photos.  They document an extremely physically demanding activity and they document a sequence of movements, but this time all combined in a single image.  Two different ways of capturing a sequence of movement, two different ways of treating the photos, monochrome and color, and two different activities.  The same physical skills required in an athletic event and a performing art.

About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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7 Responses to The Same But Different

  1. Stuart Pearl says:

    You caught some terrific motion there Kolman. We tend to see a lot of this color so I feel your b/w is quite refreshing.


  2. Alex Khoo says:

    Cool photos! Good work with that!


  3. Shin says:

    Hi Kolman.
    Wonderful Photos! I’d like to use your first photo (Verb Ballet monochrome multiple exposure 1) for commercial use. So do you have any license policy or provisions? Please E-mail to



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