Danai Maltezou is a hugely charismatic aerial performer, whom I had the pleasure to meet (and shoot) a few months ago, in the Nefelopetra Aqua live performance. This time we arranged for a more “formal” shooting, where Danai performed a number of highly impressive routines; which I tried to capture in the best way possible.
I may sound repetitive, but performers in general (dancers, acrobats, actors, etc) are the best possible material as far as cooperation and chemistry are concerned. They always have something to give and for as many times as needed in order to get the perfect shot. It is almost as our work as photographers becomes uncomfortably easy... hmmm....
Apart from Danai I must also extend my gratitude to the very hospitable Pole Passion Studio in Piraeus, where the shooting took place.
Here is a small gallery, featuring Danai on aerial silks and aerial straps; and I’m sure this is not the last time you’ll see our mutual work, as further collaborations are in the works:
(Gear report: all photos shot on the Fujifilm X-T2 and the beautiful XF 16-55mm f/2.8 Pro lens)
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