This is an image of a street dancer. taken at Rumworth Hall, Bolton during the dance club sessions held as part of the film preparation for "Northern Soul". It was always fascinating to watch the street dancers try and learn the style of dance enjoyed in the 70's in soul venues up and down the country. Although the modern street dance is a clear and visible evolution of the Northern Soul movement it has evolved into a much more fluid dance style as opposed to the somewhat stiff and rigid moves associated with Northern Soul. Consequently it was a challenge to get these guy's and gals to "reverse engineer" their moves and to take out the fluidity of their natural style. Nonetheless you couldn't help but be amazed at some of the moves these guys can pull off. I love this shot for the angle I managed to get in and get up close. However it's always been let down by the fact that the flash has totally blown out on some of the skin areas, in particular the top of the subjects head. In this rework I have move the image to black and white and worked to lessen the blown out effect. Not quite there with it yet but I think it works better than the original.