I am proud to post images from my second dance photo-shoot with Nicola Jackson of the Tempo Dance Academy here in Nanaimo. I feel fortunate to have been able to work with a dancer as talented and experienced as Nicola. Her artistic input during the shoot was inspiring.
Work had me on the 5am ferry to Pender Island this morning. That’s one of the long sailings with stops at Saturna and Mayne Island over 2 1/2 hours. And you pretty much have the boat to yourself at that time of day which is kind of surreal in itself. I included a phone pic from our stop at Mayne Island. Usually I save phone pics for Instagram but I liked this one so much I posted it here as well. I was actually in the ferry lineup to go back to Victoria longer than I was on Pender! The highlight of my day was photographing a bald eagle who sits on the ferry dock patiently waiting for the cook at the little cafe to come out and feed him/her bacon scraps! According to the locals, if the cafe is closed then the eagle knows to not show up hahaha!
I got up at 4am on Sunday morning with no idea what the weather was going to be like or where I wanted to be when the sun came up. It’s not like me to not have some sort of a plan but that’s where I was at 4. I ended up on the docks in Cowichan Bay with a lovely nautical twilight. I made my way over to the Cowichan River Estuary for the sunrise but didn’t end up with any shots that really did anything for me. I did get wet feet though!
My drive to experiment with different genres of photography has taken me on a pretty interesting journey. Last year I explored photographing dancers in motion with stroboscopic flashes. It was almost an afterthought during one of those photo-shoots that we tried capturing some jumps in the dark. The athleticism of these artists never ceases to amaze me. Here are 3 images on the incredible Nicola Jackson at work!