Photo Gallery

“Is it possible that in a photograph you could still see the spirit and creative focus that make dance so inspiring? Yes, but only if you┬ácan see, in a burst of momentary time, the inspiration that an artist intended, and accomplished.” — Johnny Nevin

What I feel is so important and essential to dance photography is that you see movement in a still moment. You are able to see the depth of the choreography the way you would see it at a live performance. So even though a photograph may only capture a brief instant in time, it has the ability to unveil the essence of a performance in its entirety.

Photographer Johnny Nevin and I worked and imagined together to try and fulfill this. We explored new avenues of photographing dance and these are the moments we found.

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