One of my faithful clients, Tania, introduced me to her friend Lika. Lika is a ballet dancer and now teaches. She requested a full-day session so we approached it with great care and attention to details, especially of wardrobe and props. Since I wasn’t available till December, we had plenty of time after our initial meeting and discussion in August.
The session began in the Dance Specific studio in Manhattan, a place that blends dance and photo studio experience. I came fully-equipped with my Hensel 4-head lighting setup, backgrounds, fan, and other gear. Lika brought bags of clothes and props, too. It was regretful that Tania could not join us but Lika’s other friend brought her four-year old son who also participated in a shoot at some point.
At the end of the session, we drove to the Times Square for the final set of images on the cold, brightly-lit at the late evening hour, and crowded landmark. Instead of heavy studio equipment, I used an off-camera flash. It was fun to get the crowd stop, wait, and shoot with me… More samples to follow.