Portrait of a dancer in Paris – Part I

Portrait of a dancer in Paris – Part I

Copyright Kris Ashpole

Paris is a dream destination for many of us.  There is something about Paris – it gets under your skin and on this trip I fell in love with her all over again.  Being able to do a portrait shoot in Paris was this photographer’s dream come true.  Just to add to the dream, the woman who I photographed is a dancer and I love photographing dancers – they know how to move and the camera loves them.  Leah is from Australia.  In fact Leah is from Orange in Central West NSW (where I went to high school) and has been dancing her way around Asia and Europe for the past 10 years, currently dancing at the world famous Lido, located on the Champs-Élysées.

We started our shoot at the Airbnb where I was staying in the heart of Paris, then headed out to the Jardin des Tuileries.  As the sun set over Paris, Leah danced on the Pont Alexandre III, drawing a crowd of people who watched her dance, gracefully swirling, moving, leaping, and pirouetting on the bridge.  It was magical and such a fitting end to a brilliant day.

Scroll down to see the highlights from our shoot and the gorgeous gentleman who spoke to Leah during a break about the history of dance in Paris and his love for the art form.

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Leah looking radiant on the balcony of my Airbnb in the heart of Paris.  Hotel de Ville is in the background.  All photos copyright Kris Ashpole.

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All photos copyright Kris Ashpole

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Leah for doing this portrait session with me and for allowing me to share these photos.

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak - Hopi saying

Enjoy,

Kris xx

 

Kris
10 Comments
  • Susan Papazian
    Reply

    Beautiful beautiful work Kris. Just stunning images xx

    December 11, 2017 at 6:15 am
  • Steph
    Reply

    Hi Kris – I’ve just seen these now – fitting after catching up yesterday. Stunning work – Leah will treasure these forever. Love knowing exactly where you shot them too – Paris is a magical destination. cheers, Steph

    December 11, 2017 at 12:21 pm
  • Elise
    Reply

    They are STUNNING STUNNING photos – congratulations Kris!

    December 11, 2017 at 11:15 pm
  • Lais Giglio
    Reply

    Beautiful pictures.
    Leah, you are precious.
    I love this photographs.

    December 13, 2017 at 9:15 pm
  • elisabetta tozzi
    Reply

    Always with great style, that distinguishes you, I have always admired your excellent work! in ever picture you take, there is an emotion that you transfer to all of us!!! Brava, Brava, Brava

    January 8, 2018 at 12:28 pm

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