Month: September 2014

Dawson Creek Dancer Hannah: Dance Wild


I mentioned in the Jamie post that we had barely been able to get a shoot together, but that only scratches on the surface of my disappointing year for actually finding people to take pictures of. I’ve had at least a dozen shoots fall through for a variety of reasons, and I was starting to doubt if I’d ever get someone in front of my camera again.

Then Hannah said she was free. And she was. And we went out to the Boulder Gardens, and it was wonderful. The picture above is quite possibly one of my favouritest shots ever. Hannah is an amazing, fearless dancer. And, while winter is on its way, I hope to be able to do some more shoots with her someday…..



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As you may or may not know, I’ve been working on a series called Dance Wild, featuring dancers in the wilderness (you can see previous examples here and here and here).

That was the plan here, too, but Jamie was taking off for school in Edmonton and working and there just wasn’t time to get out and into, you know, the Wilderness.

My next idea was to do a shoot at the fall fair after dark, because you know, awesome. However, the band and I were practicing for the Sam Roberts show that night, so I had to leave before it got dark.

But I really wanted to do a shoot with her before she left, so while the rest of the family was exploring the fall fair, Jamie and I spent a good … half an hour wandering about taking photos. She was awesome, but the fair itself was, well, it was the midway during the day, when you can see all the dirt and dings and cables, and not the magic place it becomes after dark. Jamie was wonderful, though, and I’m really hoping she comes back home next summer so we can actually do a Dance Wild shoot.

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