As a dance photographer, I’ve already had the opportunity to live out several of my biggest dance dreams, and this summer, more of my dance photography dreams are coming true!
My wife Nel Shelby, a dance videographer, producer and director, helped me get my start in photographing dance. On recent projects, I’ve been filming dance clients via drone or using the gimbal, becoming even more confident in my collaboration with Nel and her incredible team.
Choreographer Netta Yerushalmy and I have something in common. We like to look back at historical moments in dance and put our own twist on things. For our recent photo shoot together, we were inspired by images of Alvin Ailey dancers in Revelations that were made back in 1961 by John Lindquist at Jacob’s Pillow.
The 85th Anniversary season has come to an end, and I’m thrilled to share a collection of images I made of women leaders in dance throughout the festival.
I love working with brilliant artists who perform on the Pillow stages and teach in The School. Pillow artists I was able to collaborate with in creative portraits this summer include: Elisa Clark, James Whiteside and Cassandra Trenary, Catherine Cabeen, and Chloe Davis and Beatrice Capote.
I had an incredible time at Jacob’s Pillow making photos with Eiko Otake for her site-specific work, A Body at the Pillow. Her solo performance was a one day only event all around the historic Jacob’s Pillow grounds.