This past weekend Winter Vecchiattini and Noah Rengart travelled with me to Stenhamra for a dance photoshoot. While waiting for Winter to arrive Noah and I sat down at a local café, and had a sandwich. We spoke a bit with the staff and they were really friendly. Why do I mention that? Winter had sent us some inspirational photos, and several of them had featured a chair, but we had not brought any chairs with us. When she arrived she suggested perhaps we could borrow a chair from the café, so we asked… and they lent us a broken old chair which we put to good use.
It was time to introduce the chair into our photos…
’Chairing a session’ was in its essence a combination of three elements. Exposure, purity and trust. The photography symbolizes a conversation between what we believe trust and honesty to be. Nakedness shown and reflected as much in each other as in nature surrounding us. — the untouched. A trust and support is shown between Noah and me through putting body weight on each other. To know the other will always be there on the other side, even when you can’t see or hear each other. A friendship holding strong over distance and in proximity. Our idea for the photoshoot was to use a chair as our prop to amplify the risk we took and the trust that was necessary. But to carry a chair on the bus for more than an hour wasn’t really ultimate. So we ended up asking a cafe close to our destination. A big thank you Jonny for you generosity!Winter
Update: Just finished editing the old behind the scenes video for this photoshoot.