Quietly now I leave the Cam

Morning dance shoots are great. If you get up early enough the streets will be relatively empty allowing for cleaner backgrounds for your photos. Day-time during the summer the space outside the Senate house is usually really busy. This particular morning I met up with Charlotte Dunn, Daphne Chia and Vinciane Jones.

There is a famous Chinese poem inscribed on a stone behind King’s College. Written by Xú Zhìmó, it is about saying good bye to Cambridge. Which is fitting since both Charlotte and Vinciane just finished their last year here.

Quietly now I leave the Cam
As mute as I arrived;
Waving sleeve so slight, lest sky
Of cloudspeck be deprived.

Translation of Xú Zhìmó’s famous poem by Silas Brown

Charlotte Dunn
Daphne Chia
Vinciane Jones
Vinciane Jones. I love the movement of the skirt when Vinciane spun around.
Charlotte Dunn
Charlotte Dunn
Daphne Chia. This photo is inspired by Hong Kong photographer Fan Ho‘s famous photo “Approaching Shadow”.
Charlotte Dunn
Vinciane Jones
Daphne Chia
Charlotte Dunn
Charlotte Dunn
Vinciane Jones
Charlotte Dunn, Daphne Chia and Vinciane Jones
Charlotte Dunn
Charlotte Dunn
Daphne Chia
Daphne Chia
Charlotte Dunn
Daphne Chia

A big thank you to Charlotte, Daphne and Vinciane. To see more photos with them on the blog, click on their respective names.

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— Johannes

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