After our last pole dance photo session, I contacted Maendy about doing another shoot. She let me know that she had just opened up her own studio, Pole in the Wall, and did I want to do a shoot there with her and her partner Maryna. We had a great shoot together in their new studio.
My frequent collaborator Amaenda @aerialamaenda has been teaching pole dance at Momentum Vertical Dance and we set up a photo session with her and the owner of the studio, Blaine @pole_countess, shown above.
FYI: This was suppose to post in April and I just found it.
I have more pole dance photos coming soon.
Natalie and her sister own and operate the Vasu Tribe Studio and Spa in Hartford. I first encountered Natalie at the Om Street 2017 event in West Hartford and connected through Instagram. We were able to get together and roam through Hartford near her studio and found great locations that she had wanted to do a shoot at including the CT Fastrack station and an underpass on Capitol Avenue with some colorful graffiti. I love working with other creative people. You get so much more out of the effort. You can follow her Instagram @yogi_on_fire as well as @vasutribeyoga
Took a week long trip out to Yosemite. I had not been out there since I was 7 in 1969 and before I knew who Ansel Adams was or had picked up a camera. So it was interesting to see the park with adult eyes and after seeing photos by Adams of the park over the years through the different books I had collected. His photos are great, but seeing the sites first hand is just amazing. It was fun making my own photos of the area.
Enders State Forest is close to me so I have used it many times for model shoots. This time, no models. I just wanted to explore and play with long exposures.