Dance / Box / Lens

John Sobczak's avatar John Sobczak

Having photographed many dancers and dance companies over the past decade I knew I wanted to do a series which would allow me the opportunity to photograph the many varied styles of dance and yet do it in a cohesive manor. I experimented with different backgrounds and props. The gray background was generic enough not to take away from the dancers but also portable for those images where it was easier for me to travel to the dancers. The box seemed to offer the most opportunities for the dancers. They could pose on it, in it, next to it, hold it in front of them or even throw it down. Those dancers invited to participate where told only this, what they chose to wear, how they pose and with whom was up to them the only caveat being the box, the same box for each which I provided, had to be in the image somewhere. There in lie the creative challenge. In the end it was a true collaboration between the dancers and myself with the result being a group of sensitive, imaginative creative and very beautiful photographs.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 0 inches
  • Medium: Photography
  • Width: 18 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 24 inches