Before going to London, I was able to wrap up a little photography personal project which today I'm proudly showing you: a dancing session. It's a different turn from the blog adventures we usually share, but I am over the moon with how this whole project turned out, so please join me in my excitement!
I teamed up with Elena, friend and cousin (in law), to create a book for a classic dancer in some architectonical sites in Barcelona; we wanted to play both with the poses, structures and light.
Elena has a strong background as a classical dancer, she took ballerina lessons for many years and she is also currently a modern dancer. She will now probably say that it's only a hobby, not her real profession, but she is good (you'll see!) & very serious with it (something I profoundly admire!).
A few weeks ago she contacted me and proposed to dust off her ballet tips and make this project together, hand by hand, an all-girls project. With my photography I tend to be in a rollercoaster, sometimes I think it's quite good (the Virgo in me has always a tough judgement when it comes with myself), while others I think I don't have a clue about it. Her proposal caught me in the latter phase and I thought it could be a refreshing way to challenge myself and prove me wrong or maybe totally right. Either way, it's always good to be more certain about anything, right? ha!
I was scared because it was my first time taking pictures of a dancer, all our previous photography gigs had been with couples, weddings or events, and this time I wasn't with Dani to discuss about the light and the best framing for the shot. Moreover, everything was impromptu, Elena shared some inspiration in Pinterest about NYC ballerinas, I went only with the camera (not any reflector, not any trinket) and she was only wearing her ballet maillot, tips and a sheer skirt.
I think both of us weren't sure about what we were doing, or if the session was going anywhere, but we have a connection and think very alike which helped understanding each other while not saying much. We had so much fun, so regardless about the results we were very happy and felt already proud of our tiny artistic creation. I love her attitude so much in this pictures I would scream, thanks friend for being my favourite ballerina!
Which picture, pose or location is your favorite? I would love to know your thoughts about this session!
Have you ever taken ballerina lessons when a child? I was one of the few in my kindergarten class that weren't enrolled in ballet, instead I took music lessons and finished the first year of piano which allowed me to play (by memory, ha!) Beethoven's For Elisa. I don't think I'm suited for a dancer but I certainly miss not pursuing longer the piano. What about you?
Next London! We'll soon be annoyingly oversharing all the pictures, don't you worry (*wink*)!
I LOVE these, she’s beautiful.
These are such lovely photos! I think my favorite is the one of her jumping but they are all so beautiful!
So strong and beautiful! What little girl doesn’t love a ballerina? That magical image of ballerinas has stuck with me from childhood :) I really love the photo where Elena is near the car with the pop of yellow; I love how her blue leotard and that yellow look together ^-^ I’m also loving the photo and few photos down, the second black and white photo, where you can see above and under the skirt :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s
Oh wow, you should never doubt yourself so so much talent – this series is soooo beautiful! They are all incredible but I think my breath stopped extra hard on the photo where she is bent over holding the rail with the buildings behind and the ones below have such gorgeous light! I did ballet class for way too many years, I have no rhythm and the majority of girls were really snobbish but I loved the theatrics of it, the costumes and performing and it set me on a course to wanting to be a set designer (never happened but I still semi hold that dream to my heart!) xoxo
Ohhh, this is beautiful! The lighting in all these are my favourite — but especially the ones where you see the sunrays. I love how ‘light’ and fresh this all feels. So so so lovely. The idea and the simplicity of this project is exactly what makes it so lovely.
These are so beautiful, you both definitely did a great job! :) I never took ballet classes, and went for piano lessons too haha. I was horrible at it and cried all the time because my teacher were pretty crappy… I wished I was good at it though.
Las fotografías, son de una gran belleza, se nota la complicidad que hay, entre las dos, ya qué has sabido retratar, el movimiento y la sensibilidad de Elena. Formáis un tándem perfecto. Estáis muy guapas.
Love these photos! They are so different from what is normally in the blog, which I love. I hope you guys do more for this series.
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