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*)!