Recently, I had the opportunity to shoot a fitness fashion spread for Oblique Magazine featuring a talented designer from Canada. I choose an apocalyptic theme for this spread... the fit shall survive!!
I've always loved dancing, not that I was much good at it but the passion was there and still is. After 4 years of Pole Dance Fitness classes, I've acquired some rhythm and skills. While I still dance to the beat of my own soul, I remember to point my toes (most of the time).
For the first time, I will be performing in front of a panel of judges at a regional competition. To be honest, I don't expect to win, that would be a shock to me. I strive to do my best and enjoy every second!
Of course I cannot love something so deeply and not photograph it... so here is a small series of pole-dancing self-portraits.
This shoot was especially fun because of its focus on the Avondale community. I borrowed some whimsical hats from designer Julia Pagan who recently opened her shop right in the heart of Avondale. My friend and model Lauren Lothery lives near the greenway, miles and miles of trail, winding its way through backyards, marsh, wood and farm. If you haven't heard of it, check it out... It starts at the Windemere Shopping Center.