Finding your Inner Diva for International Women’s Day 2014
Dave and I had a great time photographing the Diva Dance girls performing in Luton on Easter Saturday. Luton Sixth Form College and Wardown Park provided the backdrop for the powerful, sexy and empowering routine choreographed by Ish from Ish Dance Fusion in her unique fusion style.
Earlier this year Ish Dance Fushion launched a unique course which offered women the opportunity to be part of a dance video and photoshoot to celebrate International Women’s Day 2014, The concept behind the course was to build confidence and inspire self expression through strong, powerful dance movements. After weeks of hard work the girls came together to perform in front of the cameras. Videographers David Reilly and Joe Cook, two inspiring short film makers looked after the filming whilst Dave and myself took the stills and gave the girls mini portrait sessions.
Congratulations to Sara, Becca, Nadia, Esurubelle, Daniella, Shumana, Salma and Shumzy you are now officially Divas of the highest order!!
Our first location was the basketball court at Luton Sixth Form College. It was the first time we had seen Ish and her Divas perform their high energy routine – the many weeks of rehearsals paid off and they looked fantastic in leather jackets and killer heels!
Check out those heels!!! I would struggle to walk in them let alone dance – I was very impressed!
Location three and the girls were still going strong. This time we had a costume change and found these fantastic green garage doors to create the perfect background for their brightly coloured tops.
I love this shot, The girls look amazing, I love the all the colours against the green background and the sunshine came out and fell perfectly through the trees to give a dappled light.
Couldn’t resist this Charlie’s Angels shot!
Time to bust out the off camera flash to add some extra drama!
In between dancing some of the girls had individual portrait sessions. It was hard to choose just one shot of each to blog as they looked so beautiful and strong in all their shots.
After nearly five hours of dancing Ish still had energy for a portrait shoot – We captured her looking stunning using a mixture of off camera flash and reflectors and experimented with a mixture of natural and urban look backgrounds.
It was great to work with David Reilly and Joe Cook who filmed the event and fellow photographer Gurdeep Sira.
To find out more about Diva Dance contact Ish on 07960963700 or use the contact form on her website :
Ish Dance Fusion www.ishdancefusion.com
If you would like to see the previous blog posts we have put up for Ish Dance simply click on the links below
Luton Mela 2013: http://ruthjoyphotography.com/?p=281
Ish Dance Classic Portrait Shoot: http://ruthjoyphotography.com/?p=268
Ish Dance: Bollywood Fusion Portrait Shoot: http://ruthjoyphotography.com/?p=265
Ish Dance: Contemporary Portrait Shoot: http://ruthjoyphotography.com/?p=263
Luton Mela 2012: http://ruthjoyphotography.com/?p=261