Somatic Dance Photography
Somatic photography session. What is it? Those who practice body mind or intuitive movement etc sometimes need to look at themselves from aside. It gives you better understanding of your body language.
If you are new with somatic, I would be happy and honored to show you the path in. It is a practice of uniting your mind and body, meeting with and taking away any disturbing blocks, either mental or physical, it is a practice to give yourself more freedom and self-assurance.
Why to photograph it? To appreciate and love yourself, your unique body language, gestures and mimics, as well as to let and accept yourself to be different. It may be not an easy process, but a very interesting one. You are not only opening some very special hidden parts of your personality, but you also let them be public on photos. Thus you give yourself a power and strength to be different, without meeting anyone’s expectations, to be YOURSELF.
I was long time working as a family, wedding and portrait photographer, and a half part of my work was psychological, as to get a good set up shot is not only about light or composition or textures. It’s a lot about communication with the model. And it was always important for me to relax my models, to encourage them move and show emotions more freely. I was working to find a unique key to each person, a key or secret button to let you be expressive, to become heard.
Few last years when I started practicing intuitive dance, contact improvisation and body mind, I occasionally found out, that all what I was trying to achieve in photography ,has a name, and it’s SOMATICS. So now I’ve combined my all experience and mixed it in what I love most — SOMATIC PHOTOGRAPHY.
This is one of somatic sessions. This is Keren and her free motion dance, a really astonishing one. She practices the contact with environment of her movement, being in deep connection with the surface. The motion is very slow, a kind of meditation to feel the world around with every inch of the body. The most interesting for me is that Keren came to spontaneous movement and dancing practices when retired, and had been never danced before. Here I understand that it’s always a right time to start feeling! You are never too old, or in a poor physical state, or with little time, or spending your time useless way… These are often our «no»s to begin. But they are nothing in comparison with joy of first and further steps.
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