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Nazarah Kelly – Back Bay

For my third Poetry of Motion shoot I headed to The Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I was contacted by Nazarah Kelly, a belly dancer in Virginia Beach and I jumped at the chance to shoot this wonderful dancer perform this ancient art form. I met Kelly a few hours before sunset as I wanted to capture the warm soft lighting at sunset with her beautifully colorful outfits.

Kelly first outfit was a gorgeous mermaid inspired blue and purple silk costume that worked very well on the the beach and in the dunes. It was a particularly windy evening and Kelly second outfit was a flowing white costume that looked beautiful flowing around her as she danced. This second outfit had gold accents that shimmered with the setting sun and gave off a beautiful warm glow. As the sun was setting on the back bay side of the refuge I positioned Kelly in front of the sun so that her white scarves and gold accents would radiate the warm glow of the beautiful spring sunset.

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“Dance is the poetic baring of the soul through motion.”

-Scott Nilsson

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