Photo: Fabio Boccalatte, by Barend Jan de Jong.
It is about a month ago that I took some pictures of the dance student Fabio Boccalatte from Codarts. He is currently dancing for the Introdans dance company in Arnhem. The idea was to make a character portrait of him. From a lighting perspective I used two direct lights with rather broad reflectors. By using this type of light I forced myself out of my comfortzone and into a space where character should get more chance to find its way into the picture. Although I do not know how you will evaluate the resulting portrait below, I must admit that I am quite happy with it. Also, Fabio shared with me that he liked it as well.
Tonight I have visited a wonderful performance by the modern dance company Scapino. I really enjoyed how 14 relatively short pieces were interwoven and became one long intriguing piece. Also the backdrops, lights and beautiful dresses were simply beautiful.