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.
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.