Haphazard Imagination

John "Rowan" Littell

Haphazard Imagination

John "Rowan" Littell

Performance photography - the art of capturing magic.
Circus is a magical space, where lights, color, sound, movement, and people come together to create stories that move and entertain us.  There is nothing quite like seeing a circus performance live, sitting at the side of the ring as the acrobats and clowns come right up and draw you in, making moments that you will remember for a lifetime.  I aim to capture those moments - those never to be repeated instants where everything comes together, the acrobats look at you, the energy crackles, and you are transported into a different story.
As an aerialist myself, I've learned where those moments happen.  Circus is hard work: hours of rehearsal, weeks of act development, and years of training, all for something that vanishes in the blink of an eye.  Look away for a second, and you've missed a year.  These pictures are for the audience - to remember those magical moments and relive them.  But they are also for the performer - to remember the sweat and love that went into creating that one instant where everything worked just right and they were center stage for the world to see.

This site has a sampling of those magical moments.  If you would like to purchase photography products from one of these shows, follow the navigation link to purchase artwork.  If you would like to have me capture a moment at your next performance or in the studio, please contact me.
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