Dancers …. they give us a taste of the sublime , stretching their body and spirit , they stretch our minds and imaginations . Their inner rhythms reflect our yearnings , and speak our dreams dancing them outwards to the world with their grace , and dedication to their art . Very , very Samurai in many ways … like the cherry blossoms , they are fearless in their early springtime , and their beauty .
Portraits of the Hip Hop dancer , and young choreographer Antonio T. Messum , shown here focused , and at rest , but getting ready to rock and groove your world with his fluidity and wit . He is amazing – on a dance floor , and in a work out studio teaching his own style of dance fitness geared towards a fun , young audience , and alive with energy and an internal flame that burns so bright – it is contagious .
That flame shines through the eyes , and is what I strive to capture whenever I shoot Antonio , or any portrait . I go for spirit . And let it flow , or blaze or shine . Or radiate . Antonio’s spirit simply blazes in these new shots , and lights up my lens here , yet again .