Berit Alits loves capturing people. A photographer based in Ireland, her portraits feature actors, dancers, families, children, and individuals. This photo features Kenny, a highly regarded breakdancer in the community of Clonmel. He is an instructor and member of a local crew called Dance Revolution.
Scott W. Lewis doesn’t shoot professionally and has no background in dance, but has captured many magic moments with a camera. First, he photographed his daughters for keepsakes, later turning it into a hobby that’s put his work on the cover of Dance Studio Life and right here on Dance Advantage.
Dance is what Moncho Vallejos knows. It’s the family business and his sister is a dancer. “That’s how I became interested in dancing. On top of performing it, capturing it in moments,” he says. See this captured moment from “Operación Bailarina Estudio 4: Gala”, an event that brought together some of the best dancers in Yucatán, Mexico and guest performers from Camagüey, Cuba’s own city ballet.
Ashley Deranhas, a senior dance major at Western Michigan University, finds solace from the rush of every day life in photography. Stumbling into dance photography almost by accident, she quickly realized her love for shape and natural sense of timing translated incredibly well into images. Two of her photographs are featured for this month’s Sunday Snapshot.
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).