But how are all of these photos connected? Another case of kismet! Check out my blog for the full story: http://bit.ly/1exv3tI
This shot of bodybuilder and WWE wrestler, Melissa Coates, performing a “Torture Rack” on my new studio manager, Brandon, was inspired by an earlier Dancers Among Us shot with Jennifer Jones.
By the way, this was Brandon’s first day on the job. Guess he didn’t read the contract’s fine print…
How do circus performers maintain their energy for 350 shows a year? Lots of caffeine! Cirque du Soleil juggler Basile Dragon sipping espresso in Paris.
To read Basile’s story: http://bit.ly/1fl1lIs
To see him in action:
Over a period of six years, I photographed 100 brave women bare-breasted in public places in New York City - who also shared their personal stories - for my first book, Uncovered. They varied in terms of age, education and profession. Every one was a volunteer. Every subject faced reactions to her decision to defy convention, and many confronted feelings of shame and inadequacy. But after the shoots, the women were unexpectedly euphoric. To learn more or purchase the book, visit: www.uncoveredbook.com
Ten percent of the profits from sales of Uncovered benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Recently I was in California, attending the San Francisco Dance Film Festival where I was a featured panelist. While there, I was able to get some amazing Dancers Among Us and Athletes Among Us shots. Photographer David Mathisen was there, capturing me at work. Check out more of his work here: www.lifeishowyoulightit.com
Thanks to everyone who joined me on Monday night for the opening reception of “Joyful New York”, sponsored by Arts Brookfield at One New York Plaza.
The exhibit run through October 4th and is open daily from 8am to 7pm.
When I arrived in Burlington, VT, the hotel clerk saw my camera and told me about me a photographer who shoots dancers in everyday situations in NYC. Saw it on BBC. Surreal…
Here are some Instagram pics from the trip that I took with my trusty cellphone, two Dancers Among Us shots and an Athletes Among us shot.