Spirit is a series of cheerleading photographs by Nora Herting in which the artist has removed the original background. Instead Herting places the activity upon the image of a flocked wallpaper background or a plain one, in order to highlight the individuality of the participants. Herting is most drawn to the girls who allow their own personalities to shine through the choreography of the routines, despite the costumes, the repetition, the make-up and the performance.
Artist: Nora Herting
Spirit is currently on exhibition at the Like the Spice Gallery in Brooklyn through March 30.