Dance Of, By and For the People.
I’ve noticed that most dance photography focuses on classical ballet. I want expand this public notion of dance by capturing a wider variety dancers and dances in non-traditional, mostly urban locations.
I’m looking to work with skilled dancers from any kind of genre. I personally started social dancing in the Lindy Hop scene in 1999, but I have taken pictures of people dancing Hip Hop, DC Hand Dance, House, Pop & Lock, Tango, Krump, Lindy Hop, the various Ballroom dances, Balboa, Modern Dance, Bues Dance, as well as Ballet.
If you are interested in working with me or know of anyone that would be a great candidate, please message me.
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I started The Dapper Lady Project as just a sort of personal project that beginner photography blogs recommend that you do to hone your skills. Two and a half years and 40 photoshoots later, I'm still getting messaged by women I've never met wondering if they could be a#DapperLady.
It's been very educational to see how different women interpret the concept, especially in relation to the small amount of research I've done in the way male models are photographed versus female ones. It's fascinating to see the way women seem liberated by the opportunity to put their hands in pockets.
I don't really have an end game for this series, but I have noticed that dapperness seems to be seeping into fashion trends for women. I can't take any credit for that, but I'll be more than happy to ride the wave.
My day job gave me the opportunity to take headshots of every employee at the agency, so I've been able to refine my approach on almost 700 government employees. It was a good experience working with such a diverse group of people that allowed me to figure out how to work with different kinds of people with different levels of comfort in front of the camera. It has given me interesting insights in how to work with people in situations outside of photography.
From lindy hop to urban dance to to the circus arts to belly dance as well as musicians from across the jazz and blues spectrum.
One of the advantages of being trained in event management and working so many events in various roles is that I know how a good event should be run. I love using that knowledge to help me take interesting, unique, and especially unexpected photographs both in front of and behind the scenes.
While my focus is more towards events, performances and formal photoshoots with people, I still try to pay attention to the world around me.
I enjoy collaborating with people to create different ways of presenting themselves.
I have had the pleasure and honor of taking promotional photographs for several bands including two CDs: Craig Gildner's "Sittin' Pretty" and The Boilermaker Jazz Band's "Live at Mobtown."