Category: Portrait

I was taking a group shot today¬†of a musician and two belly dancers for my newspaper. When dancer Nicole Richardson arched her back, I quickly reframed away from the two other subjects and made this photo. My photo creativity is often triggered by me seeing body language in my subjects. When I am shooting, I often watch people’s hands because, like a face, they can exhibit great emotion. From a clinched fist, to a finger wiping away a tear, body language leads me to great snaps every time. Nikon D700, Nikkor 85mm 1.1.4 lens at F.2

Belly dancer Nicole Richardson performs with the dance troupe Koreshakti Tribal Fusion. Tribal fusion is a mix of traditional belly dancing and modern funk. Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review