I have posted several ads for dancers to participate in my Poetry of Motion project and Amber responded to one of these ads. She is a dance instructor for a local studio in the DC Metro area, and has quite an impressive dance resume. For her shoot I chose to shoot on location at Fort Hunt Park in Alexandria around sunset to take advantage of the gorgeous warm late summer evening light. Fort Hunt also has several preserved coastal battery’s from the early 1900’s, and we used one of these battery’s for her shoot as it is interesting architecturally and texturally as a background. This shoot was very rushed as I was pushing a deadline for another shoot and the park closing at sundown, but we still got some great shots. For Amber’s images I have included a few post processing choices that I wouldn’t normally include in a portrait sitting, but for this art project I think they work quite well.
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“Movement without meaning is just exercise.”
– Marie Brooks