Last november I did something I never thought anyone would ever convince me to. I did a three day 1 on 1 workshop for a very persistant australian photographer. This is one of her results she just finished, beautiful Reina Sawai of Vienna State Ballet by Liz Riley.
The whole thing was pretty intensive and consisted of a portfolio review, watching a ballet from the wings, going out with the dancers, shooting two demi soloists of Vienna State Ballet in the studio under my guidance, experiencing a live performance of four ballerinas from SND for an art project of my friend Casanova Sorolla, post production and many hours of Q&A. Turned out to be a great experience for everyone involved!
This is probably one of my favorite images from my shoots in Cuba. While I was shooting Daniela Cabrera, this elderly woman got really close to her and just stood there watching her for the longest time. I’m almost certain she didn’t even notice me shooting. It seemed as if she was reminiscing about her own youth.
As she stood, I moved back to adjust my composition and include her into the frame.