Koltun Ballet Academy
Every summer, my wife, dance videographer Nel Shelby, and I move back into our cabin in the Berkshires to spend the summer photographing and filming the incredible artists who perform at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. The festival runs for 10 weeks and each week includes 2 new mainstage dance performances and 4 free outdoor performances.
My job is to photograph all of the performances, and more generally, the Festival culture, to promote ticket sales, provide photos for press, and preserve events for their Archives. I love that I get to contribute to the Pillow’s history.
I am so thankful to be able to spend my entire summer surrounded by gorgeous trees, talented artists, cheerful staff members, all while working with my wife and giving my children everyday access to the arts.
I’m excited to photograph some familiar dance companies and artists this summer – Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Dorrance Dance, Wendy Whelan & Brian Brooks, New York Theatre Ballet, ZviDance, Pam Tanowitz Dance… I’ve photographed all of them in past Pillow seasons or in New York City, and it’ll be great to see them again in my favorite place on Earth.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
New York Theatre Ballet
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
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