Our featured photo was taken at the Wachusett Reservoir in Boylston, Massachusetts with a Canon T2i, 55-250mm lens and a circular polarizer. Photographer Christina Duhani has always been amazed at the precision and strength dancers have. Inspired by her friend Elizabeth Hepp (now attending NYU for dance), she decided to attempt something new and try to capture the movement of dance.
“Having the opportunity to work with Elizabeth was a learning experience because it was the first time I had ever tried to photograph dancing,” says Christina. “My goal was to capture an image that expressed passion and beauty in dance but, the most important thing I got out of working with Elizabeth was the amount of self discipline and strength dancing took.” As a result of this experience, Christina wants to continue working with dancers, hoping that soon she will have the opportunity to capture break dancers.
About the photographer: Christina Duhani’s interest in photography began when, out of curiosity, she took a film photography class as a high school junior. After finishing her semester class she picked up her dad’s SLR and started shooting. Soon to be a freshman at Emmanuel College in Boston, Christina will be working towards a double major in Art Therapy and Photography. Her tools of the trade are a Canon T2i and a Nikon F2. She also enjoys film photography and continues to explore that medium. Still searching for her niche in photography, Christina’s work mainly consists of self portraits (her 52-weeks project), landscapes, and wildlife. She hopes to branch out as a student and find her place.
Nichelle Suzanne is a writer specializing in dance and online content. She is also a dance instructor with over 20 years experience teaching in dance studios, community programs, and colleges. She began Dance Advantage in 2008, equipped with a passion for movement education and an intuitive sense that a blog could bring dancers together. As a Houston-based dance writer, Nichelle covers dance performance for Dance Source Houston, Arts+Culture Texas, and other publications. She is a leader in social media within the dance community and has presented on blogging for dance organizations, including Dance/USA. Nichelle provides web consulting and writing services for dancers, dance schools and studios, and those beyond the dance world. Read Nichelle’s posts.