I’ve known Natalie for a long time. We first met when I was working on a personal photographic project at her middle school. She and a friend posed for an image that I’ve always liked, in the series Quite Normal. (See if you can recognize her there.) A year or two later, her subtle freckles caught my attention, as I was photographing the series Astra Velum. And another year or two later, her mom called me up to say that Natalie had made it in to the Jefferson Dancers, an elite dance troupe here in Portland, Oregon. I spent a year documenting these amazing dancers and all their hard work. (Below is a photo of Natalie I took when working on their publicity images this past year.)
Now Natalie’s a high school senior, and she asked me to take her senior portraits. I was happy to do so! I love working with other artists, and photographing dancers is one of my favorite things. So it was a lot of fun to create Natalie’s senior portraits–both on the ground, and in the air! Congratulations, Natalie! I’m looking forward to seeing where life takes you from here!