I love witnessing a performance. Whether it’s jamming rock guitarists or powerful athletes, I love acknowledging and celebrating their efforts. I rise to my feet, clap and yell. Sometimes I turn to the people seated behind me and look at them apologetically for blocking their view, though I am really thinking, “Why aren’t you standing, too?” This winter I shot a variety of events, from concerts to church services, where there was a likelihood that those in attendance would rise in ovation—for a favorite song or a dramatic goal, or in church, to acknowledge the spirit of their god moving them. I wanted to capture that dynamic so viewers could have a sense of what they’d see turning side to side or perhaps looking directly behind them. I blended multiple exposures, made while rotating my camera on a tripod to create a seamless composition. I wanted to encapsulate a sense of the venue and the relationship between the audience and the action in front of them. The joy of receiving, combined with the joy of giving back.