Break Dance Photography
Is a collaboration with Full Circle Dance group from NYC. This body of work captures the explosive energy of each dancer in a series of color and black and white photographs. The silhouettes showcase the formal and aesthetic beauty of bodies twisting in a form of dance that by nature is challenging and strenuous. These are contrasted against the exuberant color photographs, which accentuate the unique character of each dancer. The end result is a fashion statement of the hip-hop break dance culture of New York City.
I've taken break dance as the focus of my study because of its creativity, and high level of difficulty, but above all for its ability to encompass and welcome the experiences of youth around the world. Break dance has grown beyond the concrete streets of the Bronx, and into dance competitions worldwide.