lt to rt: Donna McKechnie, [scan 45]
Kim Duddy [scan 34]
Nancy Carol [scan 37]
If you see yourself pictured here and would like the original work, please write firstname.lastname@example.org. Kindly reimburse me for the postage and, if you are in a position to do so, donations are accepted to keep this work going, though not at all necessary. Milton wanted these “Beauties” to be held by those who care about them. . . . mickey/Michele(Harknessite&Luigiite) morgan
And don’t forget PEACE!
Diana Saunders [scan 24]
[from lt to rt] Nicole Francois, Jackie Harris (in light leotard), Sarah Tippit, ????
[photo rights belong to Sarah Tippit . . . [scan 25A]
ms. mickey morgan . . . a Harknessite/Luigiite from the 70s, and executor of the artistic images of Milton Oleaga. He was my buddy. Aug. 3, 1929 to July 31, 2015 . . . nearly 84.
Donations are accepted for this work to go on. Thank you.
[from lt to rt] Luigi, , , [scan 19]
If you recognize yourself please write email@example.com. I will send you the photo for the cost of the postage and packaging (c.$5). Or if you recognize a friend, please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org, so credit can be given for the years we worked!
peace . . . mickey/Michele (in Harkness).
p.s. if you like what you see, check out Milton’s photos of Harkness Ballet: http://HarknessBallet.wordpress.com
Doreen Alderman [scan 14]
please write email@example.com if you see yourself or someone you know
If you recognize any dancer here, please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are the subject, I will mail it to you, so include your address. Please pay postage when you receive the photo(s). Thank you for dancing!
Nicole Francois (Scan 6)
[from lt to rt] Alyce (Katayama) Jenkins and Nikki Papalexis (Rosen) (Scan 8)
Nicole Francois (Scan 10)
Nicole Francois [Scan 2]
Andrea Marcovicci [Scan 3]
[from lt to rt] Stacey Sosa, ??????, Maria Maccio [Scan 5]
Please send dancers’ names if you see someone you know: email@example.com.
I will be sending the original photographs to their subjects (please pay postage).
After a long absence, I finally have all I need to continue posting the photography of Milton Oleaga (Aug. 3, 1929 to July 31, 2013). For the time being, I am numbering the photos. If you see someone you know, please send me the numbers and properly spelled names to firstname.lastname@example.org. For their years of sweat and labor and artistry, they, at the very least, deserve a proper caption.
Nancy Carol [scan 1]
Transcendent Eye . . .
My camera is a tool for meditation, focusing my mind behind the views my eyes find. Taking time out from the multi-tasked, multi-voiced cacophony of the daily demand, I return to my lens guide. I scan for small things taken much for granted which shouldn’t be, things often unseen, seemingly inconsequential, but are masterpieces simply lost amidst the inane. Holding a quiet, steady frame behind the widest aperture, I trace macro sight around a small bloom’s newly disclosed detail, in awe of it’s intricacy and tiny structures. My close focus rests en pointe. My fingers move around degrees of sharpness until the protagonist petalled part is illuminated against a blur of background. I take the shot, then seek again. The absorption in this cycle is mindfulness in action; breathing slows, mind coalesces around it, and contentment seeps through the bones of me.