Camera + Blades

My last shoot in NYC…and a perfect day to post this wintery one since we just got hit with a snowstorm.

Maria contacted me about doing some shots of her skating, so off to Wollman Rink I went, armed with camera.  This was really fun, and a challenge since I’ve never shot a skater before.  With the dancers, it’s a little easier since they can strike a pose…yes, often it requires timing for kicks and jumps, but strap some blades to their feet and send them flying around a sheet of ice?  Totally different ballgame!  I had to learn her specific timing and be ready when she took off.  Total blast.  I learned all sorts of things about the life of a skater, and the differences between jumps.  That’s always a cool bonus for me, getting to chat and learn about what the subject really loves to do.

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Freezing Nude

Here’s one of the results from the outdoor December shoot!  Believe it or not, this is in New York City…the Hudson River is to the right, and a stone wall that thankfully no one peered over is on the left.  A hidden spot in Ft. Tryon park with these wild branches.  Heather was a trooper, and before you think I’m too mean, it was 52 out…

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Persephone Awakening

So now that the time change has happened, I’m doing what I can to stay awake and positive.  Yep, one of those people that struggles with winter blues and it’s not pretty.  Gotten better at handling it though!  I shot this series as more of a springtime thing, but I’m posting it today because it’s gray, rainy, and dark at 4:30.  Sometimes reminders of the spring to come are helpful.

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Anyway, I wanted to capture awakening, sensuality, and a smile with Jenna here.  Thank you, as always, for listening.