This summer Sophia and I had the opportunity to create images for a calendar to support a local dance theatre/troupe. The calendar has just been released so here they are!  The Tulsa Folkloric Dance Theater was founded in 1999 to serve the community as a conduit for learning about the beauty and meaning inherent in dances from around the world. Sophia has been a member of this dance theatre for several years and performs with The Purple Roses of Cairo as well as a tribal bellydance group, throughout the year and in the summer theatre peformances at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. These images feature the bellydancers and the band who supplies the beat!  In addition to being a stellar photographer, Sophia is a graphic designer by trade and did all the edits/design/layout for this calendar.
We had a great time stylizing and shooting this at The Barn in Tulsa.  As many of you know, Sophia and I have been BFF's since Kindergarten and she loves to dance here - and the costume part - she LOVES that part too! Anyway, I added a few extra images of her at the end just because I love to shoot her but especially when she gets in her dance "zone". Her flair+my lens=Magic! This kind of gives me the opportunity to say how great it is to have a friend for so long who inspires and encourages and with whom you can rant, rave, whine, cry, laugh til you wet yourselves, laugh some more about that, cheer, swear and anything else with total abandon. I guess that's friend freedom and it's a rare thing and I'm so thankful she and I have had it for so many years! Strive for it - it's awesome! 

If you want to purchase a calendar, shoot us an emal and we'll hook you up. $19.95  and all proceeds benefit Tulsa Folkloric Dance Theater.  Support the ARTS!

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This summer Sophia and I had the opportunity to create images for a calendar to support a local dance theatre/troupe. The calendar has just been released so here they are!  The Tulsa Folkloric Dance Theater was founded in 1999 to serve the community as a conduit for learning about the beauty and meaning inherent in dances from around the world. Sophia has been a member of this dance theatre for several years and performs with The Purple Roses of Cairo as well as a tribal bellydance group, throughout the year and in the summer theatre peformances at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. These images feature the bellydancers and the band who supplies the beat!  In addition to being a stellar photographer, Sophia is a graphic designer by trade and did all the edits/design/layout for this calendar.
We had a great time stylizing and shooting this at The Barn in Tulsa.  As many of you know, Sophia and I have been BFF's since Kindergarten and she loves to dance here - and the costume part - she LOVES that part too! Anyway, I added a few extra images of her at the end just because I love to shoot her but especially when she gets in her dance "zone". Her flair+my lens=Magic! This kind of gives me the opportunity to say how great it is to have a friend for so long who inspires and encourages and with whom you can rant, rave, whine, cry, laugh til you wet yourselves, laugh some more about that, cheer, swear and anything else with total abandon. I guess that's friend freedom and it's a rare thing and I'm so thankful she and I have had it for so many years! Strive for it - it's awesome! 

If you want to purchase a calendar, shoot us an emal and we'll hook you up. $19.95  and all proceeds benefit Tulsa Folkloric Dance Theater.  Support the ARTS!

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Comments
Christian Traina says:

This is seriously the most amazing post I've seen in maybe ever. This is a perfect storm of photography + sexy + clothing + editing and all so very much my style. I could not think of a more amazing shoot to have, and you killed it! Very well done Lisa.

(01.25.10 @ 02:35 PM)
Chris says:

Those images were fan-tast-ic! I loved the use of contrast and vibrancy to highlight the silhouette of the dancers. Really great stuff, all around. The mood had great romance to it with the use of shadow, color, and curve.

(01.25.10 @ 02:38 PM)
Linda Miller says:

Would love to take some lessons!

(01.26.10 @ 11:04 PM)