Every June, my wife, dance videographer Nel Shelby, and I move back into our cabin in the Berkshires to spend the summer filming and photographing the incredible artists who perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
I can't believe I waited six years as festival photographer before starting to do something like this. It's so much fun. My Natural Light Studio is a space for creative exploration, and it's as much about what the dancers bring to the photo session as it is about what I bring to it.
You all know by now that Inside/Out -- the outdoor festival stage at Jacob's Pillow -- is my absolute favorite place to photograph dancers. The Pillow's outdoor stage is magical. The trees, the mountains, the sky. Everything is perfect -- as long as the weather cooperates.
The Joyce Theater's Working Women performances were so cool, because I know all the talented women involved. I have histories with them, and working at this dance performance was just like photographing my friends.
Never Stand Still is a documentary about Jacob's Pillow, home of the longest-running international dance festival in the United States. Affectionately dubbed "The Pillow," this national historic landmark has a complex and fascinating history.