This past Friday I met up with Marvin Kouassi, Joakim Pham and Alva Norgren who have completed the first out of three years at Balettakademien. The weather forecast had been uncertain, promising either sun, clouds or rain, so we had packed umbrellas just in case. It turned out we got a bit of everything. When we arrived at the amphitheatre in Rålambshovsparken it was like high summer, with warm sunlight. From time to time the sun would be interrupted by clouds, but it was really nice and warm. Slowly the sun gave way to more and more clouds, then the clouds darkened, and at the end of the photoshoot we were treated to a heavy summer rain.
Next on the agenda was group photos with two or three dancers, which is always much harder than it seems but can be so rewarding once the puzzle pieces fall into place.
For the next part we decided to head to Smedsuddsbadet, which is just a short walk away. By this time the sun was mostly replaced by a cloud cover, which gave us a softer light.
And then the rain came, completely transforming the landscape. You can see the sudden change from the second to the first picture which are taken less than 30 seconds apart. It completely poured down, but then as suddenly as it came it stopped again. Then it came back a few more times, and each time we rushed into the water to get more photos with the rain landscape and the hazy background.
Behind the scenes video:
The shifting weather meant we got so many different looks for free, and the trio made great use of the opportunity presented by the weather gods. It was nice to start with some warm sun, and when our water supply was almost out, it was almost a relief to get some fresh rain to cool us off. If we had magical powers that could control the weather, then I think we would have picked the same weather that we got. It was a fantastic day!
Many thanks to Marvin, Joakim and Alva for a really fun photoshoot!