I have a special affinity with dancers. A little known secret about me is that I wanted to be a dancer when I was little. I guess most little girls aspire to that right? That interest took me into every performing arts opportunity I could get my hands on throughout my schooling years. Go figure that when the time came and I finished school I joined the Army?! :-) That's a story for another blog! I still have my big red flamenco dress and castanets from my Spanish dancing days, which incidentally came during my years in the Army.
When an opportunity to shoot in the Sydney Prop Warehouse presented itself, I lunged at it. A photographer friend of mine Brent Pearson told me that Sydney Prop Warehouse was like Disneyland for photographers, he wasn't wrong. It's an incredible space with several studios and shooting space all under the same roof. The clincher is the HUGE warehouse that's filled with every prop your creative heart could ever want. You simply cannot appreciate it unless you go in and see for yourself, the enormous array of props and furniture on offer is mind boggling.
You can literally create any kind of set in this place. It's actually overwhelming if you don't go prepared with a starting concept. I had been wanting to shoot a classical dancer for some time, so I kept things really simple. I was lucky to have a very talented and beautiful classical dancer (a friend of my daughters) to shoot for the day.
We had a great day photographing and filming a little behind the scenes video as well.