Over the last several weeks I’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors with the dancers in the contemporary and ballet programs. The School attracts top students from around the world – the contemporary program alone has dancers representing nine different countries!
It’s been a busy summer, but I still was able to find time to make some creative portraits with some of the artists at Jacob’s Pillow.
For the first time ever, I’ve done collaborative shoots with the Jacob’s Pillow Dance photography intern. We just did back-to-back photo shoots with the contemporary dancers of The School.
Outside the Ted Shawn Theater last night, I could hear the booming of the Dorrance Dance tap dancers on stage, their sound only dwarfed by the thunderous applause from the audience. They are all fantastic, the dancers and the musicians.
It took me six years to work up the confidence and courage to begin asking artists at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival to spend time with me making photographs. Photos for no particular reason other than making beautiful images together. With such a rich history of photography at Jacob’s Pillow, it took me a while to get over myself and follow this dream of mine.