Although they belong to vastly different generations and cultures, John Lindquist and Jonas Lundqvist independently developed styles of photographing dancers outdoors with striking similarities. Anyone seeing their photos juxtaposed might assume that Lundqvist's modern-day images of Trey McIntyre Project were conceived to emulate Lindquist's style with a more contemporary gloss. But this is a false assumption, refuted not only by Lundqvist's unfamiliarity with his predecessor's work, but also by the fact that most of the Lindquist images seen here have never before been reproduced.
The twenty-six Lundqvist photos of Trey McIntyre Project served as the catalyst for this exhibit, providing the models that could be mirrored by Lindquist images. The Lindquists were chosen from among 15,000 of his Kodachrome slides housed at the Harvard Theatre Collection. By showing these hand-picked selections side by side, there's no attempt to pigeonhole either artist or reduce their entire careers to this one aspect of their work. On the contrary, this collection of images offers an extraordinary illustration that photographing the human body in nature is ever new and full of fresh possibilities.