February 20, 2008

Destination: Polynesia

As part of my personal project (I'll announce more information in the near future) I'm creating artistic images with dancers in motion. A couple of weeks ago I was graced by Nancy who came to perform Egyptian Belly Dance. And today's photo shoot involved a few awesome Polynesian dancers from Orange County's Island Inspirations. A big thanks to Alewa for organizing this! It's just so amazing to see the Polynesian culture expressed through dance and Shayna performed so beautifully. Here's just a few of my favorites images:





Alewa's sons








Thank you Shayna!

Photography: cultural portraiture, studio portraits, Polynesian dance, Hawaiian, Tahitian, Island Inspirations from Orange County, performers, strobist

10 comments:

Ricki Ford said...

These are great I love the lighting in them.
Amazing!

david & kimi baxter said...

you blow me away greg!

Jasmine Marie said...

Such amazing colors!

Deanna said...

WOW! Simply amazing! I still wanna be like you when I grow up!

Christine Farah Photography said...

Awesomeness!! I am loving all of these dancers. :)

ed pingol said...

boom boom!!!

you're getting some pretty awesome colors! i LOVE your quality of light. someday, i want to be like you. =)

by the way, are you going to wppi?

//ed

david & kimi baxter said...

ok i had to come back. these are insane! your colors look good enough to eat. so rich!

Bumatay said...

Everyone is so nice around here, and thanks for the encouragement.

Ed - yes I'll be there from 3/11 - 3/20 - let' plan a shoot!

David! You're too generous with your kind words. = )

Jessica C. Moritz said...

The dancers are beautiful and the images transported this! Breathtaking!

Leslie Willard said...

WOW! Those images are gorgeous! Where do you get your inspiration from?