Imagination and Dance Photography
" Come with me and you'll be
In a world of pure imagination
Take a look and you'll see
Into your imagination"
~ Gene Wilder
Most of my earliest memories as a kid was spent playing inside my imagination. I lived so many different lives in my years growing up. I was vaudeville star, a poor girl finding her way, a horse trainer, a dancer, and so much more. My imagination was my best friend, and I could spend hours creating worlds and the stories within.
Our imaginations are something to be treasured and nurtured, yet all too often as we get older, we stop playing and believing in make-believe and dreaming. Work takes over or adulting stifles the child within or pain and grief causes the stance that there is no place in reality for imagination, to take root.
But what if we did...
What if we took small steps every day and let a little daydreaming back in?
So where does all this fit in to dance photography, aerialist photography, underwater photography, you might ask?
Over the years my imagination has molded itself into my reality in many forms and one of those was choreography. I could hear a song and see the piece in my mind taking shape, the story forming, the type of movement, dancing across my mind. Dance was such an integral part of my life for over 30 years and developed into something deeper as I got older.
Towards the end of my dance career, God opened a door to dance photography. I had been in front of the camera a lot because my dad had been an amateur photographer, but I never really developed the skills behind the lens until I was inspired to capture my dance students.
This was just the beginning to a paradise where my creativity and dreams could continue to flourish. Where I could invite others into my creative world and inspire them to discover their imaginations again.
"We'll begin with a spin
Traveling in a world of my creation
What we'll see will defy
~ Gene Wilder