High Tide

Yesterday Julian Greene and Momoe Kawamura came out to Näsbypark for a dance photoshoot. During the night it had snowed, and the landscape was covered in a white blanket. So we decided to start our photoshoot with an outdoor session first, before heading in. The water level at Kråkudden was considerably higher than I have seen before while photographing there, which gave this blog post its name.

Momoe Kawamura
Momoe Kawamura
Momoe Kawamura. The water level was really high, and both sides of the path out to Kråkudden was covered in water.

I’m Momoe Kawamura, a contemporary dancer from Japan. I find a lot of passion to create moments that make people think, imagine, and I am constantly researching what the language of my movement is.

I haven’t had a lot of photo shoots so far, never being in the ice cold water. It was very difficult to stay in the water even just one minute, but it made my movements different than I do normally. Sound of melting snow, warmth of the sun, scenery of high tide, everything what I felt there gave me a lot of inspiration. (Thank you Johannes, for giving us this amazing experience.)

Momoe Kawamura
Julian Greene
Julian Greene

I’ve been thinking about if I want to continue working as a dancer, if I only keep going because it’s what I’ve always done? It’s tough work. What I enjoy most in life is experiencing something new and burying myself in it. As a dancer, I get to do that regularly, that’s when I think it’s what I want to do for as long as I can.

Doing a photoshoot feels like getting a new perspective on dance, a surprisingly different one from seeing it in motion. You’re focusing on every little detail of lighting, form, line, expression in every second, everything needs to line up to get that perfect photo while at the same time keeping that natural energy and flow from dance in motion. It’s very refreshing to get to see it all through a new lens. I deeply enjoyed the challenge.

Julian Greene
Julian Greene
Momoe Kawamura
Momoe Kawamura
Momoe and Julian
Julian Greene
Momoe Kawamura
Momoe and Julian. Tea time.

Many thanks to Julian and Momoe for a fun photoshoot!

Instagram: Julian, Momoe, Johannes

— Johannes

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