This body of work employs the lens as a channel for unspoken shared sensibilities between the artist as dancer and artist as photographer. The subtle suspension of movement in time invites viewers to explore their own connection to suspended emotions.

The most natural way for me to experience and capture the dancer’s expressions in movement was by moving with her myself as I took the shots.

The abstract shots of Sheena are stills from filming her.

These are the result of collaborations with dancers Paula Guzzanti and Sheena Kelly who generously gave their time and talents and improvised to music as I photographed them.

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