Dance is a universal thing, though the moves and music may differ from place to place it transcends language, culture and many other human conditions. When it is performed by two people who are a couple outside of dance AND they dance Kizomba you get to see something on …..other….. level……again!
I did two separate shoots for David and Aurelie, one was a regular couples style shoot at Sawtell Beach (featured last week). The second was more about dance and luckily for us Element Bar in Harbour Drive allowed us to do some shooting whilst they set up for weekend lunch.
In preparation for this shoot I watched Youtube clips of David and Aurelie dance many, many times over. I wanted to be able to get a feel for the way they moved so I could set up and be ready to capture different moments. Good preparation makes all the difference in the outcome of any shoot.
What became abundantly obvious was that the connection between them overpowered the moves. The positions and movements (whilst technically excellent I am sure) became secondary to the interaction between them as a couple. My style of photography is about capturing the essence of people – not dance so I gave up my planned shots, changed the lighting set up and let them do their thing.
The final shot. Well, I’m glad camera gear isn’t flammable.
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