A couple years ago, my friend Amelia and I created an image that went on to be the cover of Nfocus magazine. It was a huge honor for me and something I am still very proud of.
Fast forward to 2016. I shoot Amelia a message on Facebook saying something to the effect of, “You know…perhaps it’s time we got back together in the studio and see what sort of awesome we can make this time.” With that, she let me know that she may have a project that would interest me, and we should chat.
The Project: Balletomane.
The Louisville Ballet was looking to work with 5 visual artists to create pieces that would be displayed at Revelry Gallery, with the show opening date being the first Friday in June.
I knew going into the project, I wanted to work with flowy fabric and capture a greater sense of movement while adding a hint of an ethereal and regal vibe to the images. I contacted fashion designer, Frances Lewis to see if she would be interested in making clothing for the project as well as reaching out to friend and outstanding makeup artist Pam Butler (of The Beauty Patrol).
The Ballet was so very supportive and was thrilled to allow us to work with three of the dancers and ballet mistress.
Makeup: Pam Butler
Fashion Designer: Frances Lewis
Ballet Mistress: Mikelle Bruzina
Dancers: Tiffany Bovard