I document the work and energy that goes into dance -- not just the final performance. Being in the studio as dances are created, or as dancers prepare themselves, feels like being in a delivery room as children are being born. Amidst pain or anguish, tempered with rhythm and support, and bolstered with faith, new life emerges. It's physical, sometimes sensual, often spiritual. Too often this process is ignored, as image makers look only at the final result -- the dance.
Dancers, choreographers, and presenters work with me for various photography needs
* At a dress rehearsal or (with caution) at a performance — for publicity.
* In the studio as work is being developed, as part of the creative process.
* At festivals or workshops — to document how dancers develop, and to tell the story of your event.
* As part of a collaborative process, in which images or image making may be part of the piece itself.
I also teach workshops on
"Seeing Dance Like a Photographer"
"Photographing From Within"
"Photography as a Spiritual Practice"
I've another life as a consultant to non-profits, helping with vision, mission, governance, communication, and conflict. And I a vibrant keynote speaker and workshop or meeting facilitator.