A dancer contacted me on Facebook about modeling for my athletic nude series. I had never photographed dance before but sometimes you just go for it. Annelie is a travelling ballerina with the Canada's Ballet Jorgen based in Toronto. She had just finished up a nation-wide tour and was heading back to Europe the next week. The photo shoot came together super quick and we only had a narrow window to work together at the studio due to her travel schedule. In the 90 minutes we did have, dozens of beautiful images were made. Her grace, power and athleticism were apparent in her warm up. She did insane stretches seemingly without effort. For me it was like photographing poetry. I would love to work with her again when she returns.
If there are any other dancers out there (male or female) that would like to participate in the project, please contact me.
- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography