So this is how I spend my V-Day every year. I hang with a bunch of women and men who are dancing to shine a light on the issue of violence against women worldwide. Millions of people get out and dance to show their solidarity all over this planet.
It's a great way to spend the day. The smiles, but also the earnestness on these young faces is way more uplifting and rewarding than giving or receiving fattening chocolate or dead flowers.
Props to the organizers and to all who came out to:
Rise! Disrupt! Connect!
Last summer, I was in New York shooting Street Style Lab 2016 http://www.streetstylelab.com.
When I was there, I was asked by B&H www.bhphotovideo.com if they could do a video with me about B-Boy Photography. I was stoked of course. I was able to persuade three dope cats to go with me on a photo shoot under the Brooklyn Bridge:
Jade of Jade’s Hip Hop Academy from Toronto www.facebook.com/jade.j.clark and Judi Lopez www.facebook.com/judi.j.lopez both from Toronto, and B-Boy Y-Not of legendary Rock Steady Crew from Philly www.YNOTism.com and
B-Girl Mantis also came out to shoot. She’s awesome! Does anybody have her contact? FB? Can’t seem to find it.
My partner in crime, Martha Cooper, accompanied us and took some great “behind the scenes” photos.
I was a bit nervous and am rambling a bit, but I think B&H did a great job with the video.
Also check out the photos from the shoot. I was lucky to have clear blue skies and very talented artists.
Thanks to B&H, Jade, Judi, Mantis, Y-Not and Marty! I had a blast!
Special Props to Jessica Lugo! You made it happen girl!
Thanx for the opportunity!
I love my life as a sports and dance photographer. I get to work with super inspiring people and travel the world. Yes, I really do have the best job in the world!
It was such an honor to work with all these dancers on my Red Bull Photography project: ¡Baila Cuba! Documenting different Cuban dance forms in the beautiful city of Havana. I spent two months in Cuba in 2015 and worked with over a hundred people on this project. The most elaborate production I’ve done with photography so far.
It was an amazing adventure, but it wasn’t always easy and I couldn’t have done it without the help of my friends, Anna and Andreas, who really worked their little tails off in blistering heat and pouring rain. Thank you guys!
I also want to thank El Central Productions, who shot the making-of video and all the people taking part in this project. It was a beautiful experience and you all inspired me very much. Most of all, big phat shout-out to the people at Red Bull Photography who gave me the chance to realize my ideas. You guys rock!
I learned a lot on this project and am ready for more!