Widely known throughout the dance community, photographer Richard Calmes is famous not just for his glorious, action-filled pictures, but also for his easy manner and instant rapport with his subjects.
“Birds use their wings to fly because they do not know how to dance.”-Zeynap Okcu via RichardCalmes.com
In 2005, Calmes was hired to take a publicity still as a favor for a regional pre-professional dance company. The photographer was instantly captivated by the dancers’ bodies and the amazing things they could do with them. Thus, his passion for dance photography was born.
And now, my favorite thing: a behind-the-scenes video!