Photo shoot with Ari Denison Photography
I met Ari when I was a student at the University of Oregon in the dance department. He was hired as the photographer of our upcoming concert and I was extremely impressed with his work. I was immediately taken with his easy laugh and his quiet, humble demeanor. We considered a few collaborations and finally, we scheduled a photo shoot in his amazing home with the dancers of the Eugene Ballet, some beautiful friends from the Tango community, and contemporary dancers Jana Mezaros and Tiffany Alexandra Taylor ((Alex)andra Taylor Dance company). It was spontanious and improvisational. I brought some of the pieces from my corset collection, vintage props and my make up kit. Gilmer Duran from the Eugene Ballet was on hand to help guide the shoot. It was amazing to watch everyone work together. The ballet dancers and the modern dancers were intrested in each others movement, everyone was taken with the romance of the Tango couple, and the costumes and make up were pure fantasy.
Ari Denison is a photographer and visual artist working collaboratively with other artists in the dance and performing arts arena. His work is for sale as prints and by license. His photography and video services are available by commission and contract.
You can find a short introductory video about Ari's work as a dance photographer at his website: