I have had the great fortune to photograph some very cool people the last few months. Everyone is excited and up for whatever. They all seem to be doing incredible things with their lives as well.
This incredibly poised lady is a ballerina. At only 13 she has already been invited to dance abroad. She visited Poland, for example. I am amazed by people who can excel at a talent and use it to really live. She is super sweet and her mom and grandma were great fun. Mom even jumped in as a photo assistant. A fun shoot, and we are going to do it again with her dance partner in the very near future. They will be bringing along the company director who I am told is boiling over with poses. We are going to try and meld the graceful dancing with whatever it is that I do.
We were shooting at not the most opportune time for lighting, but I tried to embrace the hard natural lighting. I don’t really have much choice. Her athleticism and style completely saved the shoot. Just watch her feet and the little nuances.
Per usual – tons more at the flickr set – Downtown Ballerina.