Emma Glitterbomb recently wrote an article detailing having her picture taken as a performer, discomfort with never feeling like she photographed well, and then coming into MY studio and being proven wrong. I love her message and I love how powerful it can be to see yourself in a photograph. The following quotes come from this article.
The photographer, Greg Inda, is an integral part of the company. Capturing dancers in their natural habitat is a tricky business (I mean, we’re constantly moving!), and this guy’sgood. Seriously. Check out our Facebook page. He’s gotten photos of my butt that make me cry, they’re so awesome.
Maybe it was the fact that I felt comfortable with this photographer, that he talked me through the entire process — from what top would look best with what lighting, to how to “turtle” my head forward and not put my chin down so much, to anecdotes about how even Brad Pitt didn’t know how to look his best in pictures when he was young. Whatever it was, this photo shoot was one of the best things I’ve ever done.
Self-image will always be a struggle for me, but I’m starting to think it’s possible to evolve. To look at photos and go, “That’s me, and I look pretty good.”
Thank you Emma! (And yes, the headshot posted below this was from our shoot!)