Hal Eastman’s photography seeks to create and share simple, beautiful images which communicate the natural rhythms and innate energies of chosen subjects. These subjects include rhythmic nature photography, dance photography, horse photography, and tasteful abstract female nude photographs.
Before turning to photography in 1995, Eastman enjoyed a long executive career in several diverse industries. His developing photographic interest was initially drawn to remote areas in California, Idaho, and Hawaii, sites of rhythmic forms sculpted over time by the primal natural forces of wind, water and seasonal change. Later he discovered a similar poetry in the movement of dancers in natural settings. The result is a series of photographs of dancers in nature and, more recently, in studio settings which capture the spirit and sculptural essence of dance movement. Eastman’s unusual camera and printing techniques, developed over several years, give the images the feel of impressionist paintings and charcoal drawings, and represent an innovative approach to dance photography.
Hal Eastman was born in Seattle, Washington, now lives in Boise, Idaho, and has a studio in Carmel, California. He has three published books, Natural Dance, Dancessence, and Dream Riders. Limited edition fine art prints are available from all three books, as well as the Venice Dance and Natural Rhythms series.
In Hal Eastman’s Words…
Eastman speaks on creating the images for the Trey McIntyre 9+1 Project