I wanted to capture the lovely Carmen Caliente in a more personal way, so we headed to her favorite studio to shoot her zen time, which is her dance time.
The lovely and talented Holly Bordeaux! We did this for her instructional book on lyra (the hoop) dance. Of course, I had to try it…and it’s fun! We’ll just ignore my dismount…
Mari and her snake, Lazarus.
Third shoot with Mari, and hopefully there will be many more! My cat butts in on shoots like you wouldn’t believe, so I made him his own instagram account: @slinkythecatmodel.
Dancing in the Rain
A few more from shooting in the rain with Mari. I wanted to do something a little more fairy tale haunting with these, while showing her strength.
Ballet in Color
Ashleigh Black and White
Using my passion to capture her passion. Win-win!
First shoot of 2016! Oh my. Memorize this face, people…you’re going to see her on stage someday! This is one talented woman! Ashleigh came to New York from Melbourne to study acting/singing/dance and we got together to do some dance shots.
You can tell when someone really loves what they do, and it’s crystal clear that she does…
I learned how to levitate people with my camera…kidding…her jumps are pretty amazing…
After several poses, jumps, and outfit changes (more in a later post), I felt that she needed to feel free to move how she wanted, so I decided to not worry about backgrounds, chairs, or exit signs and just have her dance the way she wanted to. Holy eff. What I witnessed in that moment was so special…
Backgrounds, outfits, and fabric are fun, but nothing compared to just watching her do her thing. It was hard for me to remember to even click the shutter and I was tearing up behind my glasses…an amazing and passionate performance! My only regret is having so little time with Ashleigh before I move to Seattle (next week, yikes), but I’m so thankful we met.