Early this week we brought back a hip hop dancer that we have photographed in the past. Staying in the outdoor studio and keeping the huge silks for our lighting, we moved around to get a more natural blue sky background. A little less studio feel, a little more natural – while still using beautiful big light sources.
Bob and I got to talking yesterday about this work – why dancers, why flying? It seems like he is drawn to this as a more pure form of the motion portraits he sees us doing in our fitness work. The dance images are still about photographing people, still a portrait, and the motion is still fitness. But working with these dancers, the project feels more like a study of form and movement.
This Oakland based dance teacher is great to work with and we hope to collaborate with her more. Using the blue sky felt more authentic and true to her as a performer. Here are a few from the shoot. We will keep putting these on Instagram and Twitter, so please check our feeds.
Enjoy. – Kala