The story behind this picture: a few days before the beginning of the season I got a message from Katherina. She finally had some time to do a shooting with me. Katherina was principal dancer at the Dresden Semper Oper and is now a “freelance” ballerina based out of Munich (and thus dancing a lot for the Bayerisches Staatsballet). I think that we started talking about working together almost a year ago but her very busy schedule never allowed it. So when I had the opportunity to work with such a talented and experienced dancer, I had to drop everything I was doing and packed my camera. We agreed to do a last minute sunrise shooting. Weather forecast was for a nice Sunday early morning with temperatures up to 20°C at 7am…Lesson learned: don’t trust the weather forecast! When we arrived at the location I had picked, it was barely 15°C, windy and the sky didn’t really look reassuring (it rained all day a bit later). But I didn’t want to miss that opportunity so we did what we could and used the elements as they were given to us.
That’s how we ended up with this epic background :)
Thank you Katherina for braving the cold wind and early morning wake up call!
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