THE BEAUTY OF ABANDONED PLACES: SPORTS DANCE PORTRAITS IN THE CITY / PHOTO SESSION
Every city has secret abandoned photography spots. I prefer them for such photo sessions because the photos look completely different.
I am showing you photos from our first photo shoot with the unique acro ballerina Ina Ivanova. For two days I searched for a suitable central location that is suitable for acrobatic tricks. I wanted the place itself to have some history too. In the morning, before the session, my wife made me / a bit forcefully / go with her to the store. Directly opposite it I saw a high overpass. on which people went somewhere. It became interesting to me because a railway line runs under the overpass. I left her shopping with the understanding that I would be back in time for the bags and went to investigate what exactly was hiding behind the trees.
10 minutes later I knew I had made the very, very right decision!
As I climbed onto the overpass, an impressive sight opened up below me. The place below me looked like the set of a historical film. About half a kilometer ahead, old locomotives and wagons were lined up. On the other side there was the sound of people working in what looked like an old factory. I told myself that there was no way I had missed such a place just a kilometer from our house. But aren't we always looking for the unique things far from us without ever thinking about what is hidden in our backyard...
I went down to the railroad tracks to see if the ground was suitable for acro dancing. The terrain was very uneven, there was broken glass and objects that I will spare you. Let's say there's a big party here tonight. The wagons were rusted, and the locomotive I reached looked pretty battered.
I thought and thought and decided to call Ina. I hadn't seen her live then. We met in an internet sports group. That's how we agreed on this photo shoot. I explained that I had found a unique photo spot, but it was dangerous for most of the tricks we had to shoot. To my great luck, she replied that as soon as I think they will turn out beautiful photos, she will do her best.
I was surprised!
I went back to the store to my wife. She was angrily waiting for me with three huge shopping bags in front of the entrance. However, I had prepared myself. On the way I plucked a beautiful flower, which I gave her as an apology.
A few hours later we met Ina and her husband. They hadn't seen the place either. I was expecting Ina to say at any moment that she will not be able to perform her movements here, but she turned to me smiling and said - Are you going to scare me with this?!
Then I realized that we will be shooting with this girl many more times. A year after this session, we still see each other for photos. I sincerely wish you to meet professionals like her! You see her acrobatic abilities. But besides them, she has madness and passion, without which such photos are simply impossible!
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I took the shots with a Canon eos rp / 85 mm lens
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