One of my favorite subjects in photography is dance. Why? Because it's invigorating; it's spontaneous, magical, and the perfect shot comes in at a fraction of a second.
I blessed to have many talented friends who engage in a variety of fine arts, including but not limited to ballet, gymnastics, breakdancing, pole dancing, and martial arts.
It has always been a passion of mine to capture their movements in contrasting environments.
"Osaka City Dancer" is a series collaboration with "Dom Thompson." I first met him in a small speakeasy bar in Sugamo, Tokyo. Based in Osaka, he travels quite a bit to perform in theatrical shows. Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to catch him in Osaka. A few messages back and forth, and we were able to schedule a shoot on a beautiful, chilly day in downtown Osaka - Dotonbori (道頓堀). The results are what you see below: