The project really did turn out as expected, at least in terms of the images created. However what was unexpected, and what is really resonating within me, are the powerful emotions created by collaborating with such talented artists and human beings. I was wowed by the time and generosity of the dancers, allowing me to come in and share in their craft. I feel so lucky to be a photographer and cinematographer — my job allows me to truly connect with, and to create memories with, special people like these dancers.
The dancers were really thrilled with the images! They were bubbly as they walked through the collection of images, and pointed out images of each other that they liked.
The artistic director said these images were a real treasure for the dancers. He mentioned as an aside that he danced professionally for 15 years, and had never received an image of himself like what the dancers were receiving today.
I really want to thank the dancers, and the artistic director Tom Mossbrucker, for allowing me to photograph with their dance company. They were incredibly generous with their time—and their passion for the project is the reason the images shine!