These photographs of professional and amateur dancers were taken at ballroom dancesport competitions. I am an amateur competitive ballroom dancer. I love the dancers’ costumes, rich with rhinestones and vibrant colors. I am interested in the presence of the dancers’ bodies, including their gestures and how they touch themselves and their dance partners. Although dance is an art form that must be viewed in real time, while listening to the accompanying music, I want to isolate parts of the dancers’ bodies and show the expressiveness and sensuality of one single dance moment. The ballroom milieu is also my subject, with the audience gazing at the spectacle in front of them.
Images are cotton rag ultrachrome prints, 15x22 inches, editions of 25.
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