In this little photoshoot I wanted to capture not just the beauty of dance but also a certain bitterness and sadness that accompanies it. The world of dance is ruthless and the hard work and the long hours do not always result in major parts or a big career. But most people who do it don't do it for a big name.. they do it for the love and the passion... it is a love hate relationship - you cannot live without it but at times you work so hard you end up hating it.
My model for this shoot - Diana - is a professional dancer and she kindly agreed to spend a couple of hours dancing for me. We put some music on and off we went - she moved and I snapped as much as I could. I didnt have any complex lighting or equipment for this - a couple of softboxes for side light and my trusted 50mm lens.
Make-up: Anna Busygina