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​19 | #LynnLane

On this episode your co-hosts Martheya and Reyna interview Lynn Lane. Lynn Lane is the founder/artistic director/sound artist of The Transitory Sound and Movement Collective (TSMC). On this episode, we go behind the screen of Lynn’s career discussing the goal of dance photography, light/shadow/movement, bad dance photography, tips and tricks for studying dance photography, the importance of a private creative process, how TSMC blurs the lines as an experimental sculpture that lives and converses in front of their audience, and how social media opens a global dialogue.


[1:37] Martheya introduces Lynn Lane


[3:01]Reyna asks: “Can you briefly describe your career as a photographer?”

[3:37]Reyna asks: “Can you tell us how you describe yourself as an artist?”

[4:30]Martheya asks: “How do you shoot dance concerts/performances? I know from our own experience in working with you at Sam Houston State University, Texas Woman’s University, and 254 Dance-Fest that you typically take action shots by shooting during the concerts. Is this always how you practice? What do you think are some of the benefits and challenges of working this way?”

[6:30]Martheya asks: “Could you be more specific about your relationship between shootng dance and your artistry as a painter?”

[9:58]Martheya asks: “Can you simplify and walk us through your shooting process?”

[12:34]Martheya asks: “How do you define intention?”

[13:22]Martheya asks: “ Have you seen a shift in how people consume dance with the evolution of social media?”

[13:57]Martheya asks: “How does social media hurt the creative process?”

[14:50]Martheya asks: “Why doesn’t social media help with the development of your work?”

[17:06]Martheya asks: “You have been talking about TSMC and can you talk about your collaboration with Jennifer Mabus?”

[20:57]Reyna asks: “What are three tips you can share with our audience for taking dance pictures?”

[21:36]Martheya asks: “How would you define engaging photography?”

[21:36]Martheya asks: “Could you tell us what bad dance photography looks like?”

[24:05]Reyna asks: “Can you tell us about TSMC?”

[30:49]Martheya asks: “Social media at its core is about conversing with multiple people in the digital space. What is the role of social media for TSMC?”

[33:33] Reyna asks:

1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?

2- What was the first dance you saw?

3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?

  • Both “It’s a mixed bag”

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Instagram

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