Inspired by Legendary Photographers Richard Calmes and Luis Pons Bio. These Men are known for their uncanny ability to capture dancers in Studio and Outdoors they mostly only covered 2 genres Ballet and Contemporary.
My First edition was in New York City in 2016. I began my dream project.
Each Dancer was paid for their time and each shoot was an incredibly amazing experience. I posted an advert on a website that usually hires talent for international Movies, www.backstage.com and got about 200 hits over a 2 month period. I narrowed it down to 4 and booked them each for 2 hrs. First two dancers were American Ballerinas were shot in Central Park. Contemporary French National on a 3 month summer dance incentive, was photographed in Bryant Park and The Library at the back of the park. The Final Ballerina was photographed in Dumbo Area of Brooklyn with Manhattan in the background.
Each Dancer provided their own wardrobe, makeup and talent.
I wanted to Up my Game and start on one of the most interesting Photography Projects of my Professional Career. Dancers in Public Space Trinidad and Tobago Edition. Highlighting all the aspects of Dance that is available in Trinidad and Tobago. Most of which i actually tried at least once in my Lifetime. :)
On Wednesday 25th July 2018, I started the Alphabet of Dance with Arabic Belly Dance. The Talented Mrs Rebecca Elias Griffth was a great joy to photograph. Thanks also to Mr Babatunde Jones, who i consider as one of my closest friends almost my brother. With a friendship that goes back more than 2 decades. He provided Photography Assistance, Personal Security for the day.
Genres of Dance I would like to cover next are the following
Arabic, Ballet, Bele Dance, Contemporary, Chinese, Dancehall
Over the next few months, I will be taking bookings for dancers who can display their talent outside and inside a studio.
Stipulations and Requirements
Dancers must sign a Model Release Form before every shoot.
Dancers will be given compensation in the form of cash and 2 Digital Files and 1 Print size 5 x 7
A Discount of 25% off to purchase more images, canvas prints etc that would be expired 1 month after the shoot.
Digital Downloads are available $ 60 TTD each
I would prefer Dancers who have at least 5 years of professional training from a school, has passed exams or completed dance shows and competed in contests.
Please have them send their Dance Education Resume, a link to a video of their performance and contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org