Although my early roots were in landscape photography, taking photos of subjects that talk back has always captivated me. The complexity of shooting another human form challenges me more than shooting an inanimate object. The subject thinks, has feelings, fears, talents, beauty, personality, and an infinite number of characteristics that must be optimally integrated into a thought-provoking composition.
Perhaps it was my destiny... in 2010, a professional ballet dancer contacted me with impressive credentials ranging from the American Ballet Theater to several European companies. She had seen some of my fine art images online and was heading to San Francisco for a modeling assignment, and asked if I would mind spending a half day shooting dance images with her. She told me that the images we created were the finest photos that any professional photographer had ever taken of her. I was immediately captivated by dance and the deep respect I have for the dedication and focus of those who reach the top tiers of their profession.
I am driven to capture the beautiful lines AND emotion of the dancer in a manner that is distinctive from the plethora of studio dance shots – within a setting that stands on its own artistically and serves to complement the dancer. In other words, I strive to blend fine art and dance photography to create images that are thought-provoking and unique.