Ballerina!

Last week, I had the pleasure of shooting again with my friend, Wilhelmina, a very accomplished ballet dancer and college freshman. (I read “freshperson” in a novel last night – is that really a word?)

 In the images above, we just used one light, fairly harsh, for a more dramatic look. Usually in the studio we are trying to avoid any shadows, but in these images it’s part of the design. With Wilhelmina up on the balls of her feet, notice how the shadow starts sharp below her feet and becomes softer on the paper “wall” behind her. Another “shadow” shot below:

 

 It’s great fun for me to photograph dancers – either on stage in a theater on in the studio.  Many thanks to Wilhelmina and her mom Cynthia, who assisted on the shoot, for working with me on creating these images. As always, your comments and reactions are most welcome.

Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.

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