Monday, August 16, 2010

Dance Photography Workshop: A Community Grows!

The Motion of Dance

This weekend I participated in a dance photography workshop at The Carriage House in DC. It was a wonderful experience as a dancer & model. In a nutshell, a group of photographers with an interest in dance gathered from 2-6 pm to share war-stories, best practices, and to address the unique circumstances that come with working with a dancer rather than a traditional model. Then the photographers took turns shooting images in different set-ups and concepts with myself and another dancer, Stormy.

It was the first of what I hope will be many opportunities for both dancers and photographers to share our unique perspectives on just that... perspective. We created a community in our time together - I'm already planning individual shoots with the photographers that participated and I am thrilled by the work they turned out. It's a win-win for all.

The images here thus far are from Paul Frederiksen. Flickr

The Motion of Dance

The two images above are by Michael Avilez

These three are by Mike Kelly

This one is by Chris Maxwell

The other photographers involved are:

Ben Madden

- a lovely woman whose contact info I do not have :( I hope she sends me some shots!!! As the photographers send images, I'll update. I have linked to all of their web-sites, too.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010



Organism, Organized, Organza -

In print?

Parts of a whole -
Does it have a soul?

Breeding, Seething, dying,
crying, growing, exploding



my portfolio

with your

Living, Breathing, Human Organism?

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Restless, unable to sleep

Lost in the dark side of my brain

I reach out-

Finding silky skin over
rock-hard muscles

Underneath, wrapped in the marrow of our bones,


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sometimes I Write Dark Things...

Words falling on my ears
like road-side bombs

Disfigured, limping along -
PTSD of the soul

Knowing my nature,
the alienation grows -

Parasitic and thick, muddy
staining permanently

Forgetting and forgiveness
merge -