Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Underwater Dancers

Underneath the surface of the water awaits a world where dancers escape the laws of gravity and explore movement that is impossible anywhere else. Without a grounding force, dancers look to one another for support as they glide. They cling to each other, characterizing the depth and power of human connection. Christian and Sandy have danced together for years and their trust in one another provides a soulful presence that translates beautifully on camera. I am so grateful for their patience and dedication throughout the creation of these series. If you love the result, please share! At the end of the blog is a behind the scenes look at the creation of these images.




Behind the Scenes:

Gear: Ewa Marine Housing, Alien Bees B800 and B1600 lights, Custom Designed Trigger Coupling Cable, Canon 5D Mark II, 17-40mm 4.0L lens, CyberSync triggers

Related Post:
Underwater Behind the Scenes 2012

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tia Arminda turns 100!

This is my Tia Arminda, my mother's father's sister, and today is her 100th birthday! When asked how she felt about being 100 she responded "no no, that's too old!" When asked how old she really is she replied "50!"

When I visited her during my trip to Brazil in 2011, I doubted she really remembered who I was. We chatted and I showed her photos from my travels and after a bit, she stood up and disappeared into her room. She returned with a handful of old photos of us together. I was totally floored that she not only knew exactly who I was, she had also saved so many photos from past visits.

Another gem she dug up was her marriage license from 1937!

During this visit she joked with me saying "I'm the shortest person in our family, so you are the tallest!"

I didn't get to go to her birthday party, but both my parent's did. She looks as fabulous as her cake!

Feliz Aniversario Tia Arminda, votos de muita saude.