People in Motion
The concept of People in Motion was to show movement, in two dimensions. As a photographer, I have always tried to freeze the moment. That tack sharp image is only part of the story, especially in sports. We see motion but it happens so quickly, that it is left up to the viewer’s imagination to interpret what we saw.
After photographing the classic cars moving through traffic on the streets in Havana, it became apparent that we often miss much of what we see. At this year’s Boston Marathon I began to see movement in a different light. The body moves so beautifully, sometimes so fast, that its essence is often lost when frozen in time. My goal in photographing these sporting events was to slow things down enough to see the motion and appreciate the movement.
David Poorvu is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts and trained as a biology teacher. As a nature enthusiast and outdoorsman, he has developed a keen sensitivity to the world around him. A career detour allowed him to experience opportunities in the natural world beyond his expectations.
As a teen, Poorvu had a small photo processing business and was involved in photography for school publications. Family and business took him in different directions until his first trip to Southern Africa in 2001. From that first adventure, he photographed Africa on three additional trips, The Galapagos, national parks and numerous trips to Jamaica. Poorvu has photographed Wyoming and Yellowstone on three consecutive winters, participated in numerous workshops and classes. His photographs have placed well in competitions and have been displayed in several commercial buildings in the Boston area.
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