A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to work with contemporary dancer Joe Fields. We both wanted to try something we hadn’t done before, so we drove over to the Burbank Metro station and I turned him loose. His emotional intensity and technical ability impressed me from the start. Every few seconds he created a new moment, a new dramatic gesture that I wanted to capture. At one point I asked him to run across the platform and give me a spinning leap while I fired away, resulting in the composite you see below. I may need to do a whole series of these. When we tired of the Metro station we went back to the studio and played around with light and shadow. Sometimes the best light is less light.
To borrow the phrase that’s so popular among dancers, Joe was LIVING! He never ran out of energy and we had a blast all day. When it’s time to shoot your next commercial or music video, you can find him on Twitter and Facebook.