Photographer Emily Cromarty’s grandfather influenced her interest in photography. This photo features a street dancer on her toes (though not en pointe exactly). The lighting, unique pose, and concrete environment combine for a striking image.
Austin, TX photographer, Josh Brewster thinks the best dance images are the ones where you have to ask ‘What were they doing to reach that position and shape?’ He values the collaborative process that takes place between photographer and dancer in the studio. Find out which famous painting comes to Josh’s mind when regarding this image of young, Austin Meiteen (age 11).
If you’re in London be sure to check out the exhibition, A Flash of Light: The Dance Photography of Chris Nash, which covers over 60 of Nash’s original prints and photographs in a unique collection that explores his imaginative and innovative dance photography.
According to dance photographer, Jim Markland, one of the most difficult shoots he has ever attempted was in the studios of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba in Havana. Some shots of soloist Grettel Morejon, however, turned out to be quite magical.
How sports photographer, Michael Seaman, fell in love with capturing ballet. Featured photo: Dress rehearsal of Boston Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet. Larissa Ponomarenko and Nelson Madrigal, Feb 2008.
Brian’s photography has been published on Dance Advantage, in most dance periodicals, as well as in the book, When Men Dance: Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders. Currently, he is working on a blog, Barre Boys, which spotlights men in ballet, and will produce accompanying live events featuring all male performers. Married with two children, Dominic, 9 and Michela, 7, Brian is a firm believer of giving back and giving voice and opportunity to those who don’t have one. I had a chat with Brian about another new and growing project he has in the works, Hope Dances, an initiative that aims to bring the benefits of dance to kids with special needs.