I am very excited about this post because it is my first attempt at photographing a real dancer and I had a ton of fun shooting this gig. I got an email one day from this contemporary dancer from Yellowknife who wanted me to photograph her in downtown Ottawa and in some water fountain. Did she really say water fountain? I always get nervous when people watch me do stuff, at least until I get into the zone and I lose sense of my surroundings, but this whole bit with the water fountain in confederation park increased my anxiety from day 1. However nervous I was, it would have been 50 times worst for her. She was the one who had to get into the water and interrupt the lives of every single person in the park that day. Even the guy playing pokemon next to me stopped and starting taking video of what we were doing. He didn't think I noticed but I see everything. Anyhow, all I have to say is it was a ton of fun and I can't wait for the next "public" shoot! Thanks Laurinda and until next time.
ottawa contemporary dancer