On a recent trip to a local mall, I was drawn to the sound of drumbeats. Not war drums, thankfully, just a high school drum corp doing an exhibition. Probably their enterprising band director is priming them for more important appearances. They were entirely African American, wearing white t-shirts and dark jeans, with white drums. Hmmm … always a challenge to get good exposure with strong whites and dark colors. So in this case, I didn’t worry about details, I just wanted to get something graphical, with the repeating patterns of drums and bodies. Plus the shadows gave it some strong lines.
It was merely a question of pointing the iPhone at them, and waiting for something interesting to happen. When they put their arms in the air and crossed their sticks, it looked like a decisive moment. Click!
– the Daily Grunge