Laure: Static Dances


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“Laure: the Danse” is an on-going story and experimental aesthetic project I’m developing with this incredible flexibel woman, dear friend and also 2017’s World Pole Dance champion in the category ______.

This series is heavily influenced by all the images I’m seeing as publisher of WASEmag as I try to project one vision of a body that’s still feminine, but muscular; that’s tense and still, but in a state of immediate flow; that’s not “asexual” but doesn’t present itself as an object.

As I develop my chiaroscuro technique, mostly by looking at Renaissance painters, I’m also trying to move seamlessly from images that work for me in black and white and others that work best with color. (* If you’re interested in gear & technique, I’ll talk a bit more about it after the essay.)

Finally, this is probable the shoot where my camera moves the less. Because of space requirements and the need for Laure’s movements to happen inside a more or less constant light field, for the first time I’m keeping my subject, my camera and my single light source mostly in the same place.



Model credits

Laure Riquiquempois - IG: ____


Nikon D810, Nikon D750 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D, 80mm f/1.8 G, 24-80mm D, 105mm DC
Sony A6000 w/adapter for Pentax 67 + Pentax 67 55mm
Nikon FM; Nikon F4; Pentax 6x7 w/90mm; Mamiya 645 w/80mm
Mostly shot with ambient light or a continuous light + difusers

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Charles K.