What Tom and I like about this shoot is the minimalism: wall, mat, Sarah, Floor. We have a strong minimalist philosophy; no ornamental additions to the photo nor superfluous adjectives in this description.
Tom finds not only solace in this motion but also a bit of a comedic irony. Much of the commercial photography business requires Tom to embrace consumerism while his actual preference is to ignore the urge to consume.
Working with Sarah gave Tom a break from business and to correlate his minimalistic ideals with yoga. The only requirement to perform the archaic practice is your presence.
Sarah in pyramid pose. Her pose is strong, determination in her face. Not even a strong gust could knock her over.
Grant Albert likes techno, rock climbing, and basset hounds. You can find more of his writings on noiseprn.
Tom Clark is a commercial photographer based in Miami offering portrait, product, architectural and interior photography services.
Michelle Andrea posing in her studio in Brickell by Miami photographer Tom Clark
Michelle Andrea showed up at the gym for a spin class, but when it was full she found herself taking pole fitness (a somewhat different type of spin) instead. After just one class Michelle bought her own pole and has been an enthusiast ever since. She was naturally gifted and picked up strength and skills swiftly, working for a hedge fund during the day and practicing pole fitness on her flex time.
Some promoters have gone to great lengths to change peoples’ perceptions of the sport, making it more of a non-sexual form of dance and acrobatics, while others prefer to embrace pole dancing’s roots in burlesque and striptease routines… Regardless of what type of shoes you choose to wear, pole dance proper involves athletic moves such as climbs, spins and inversions. Rigorous training is necessary to develop the core and upper body strength for pole proficiency.
Like ballet, pole dance provides an excellent subject for photographers as dancers pay specific attention to form, shape and lines while achieving certain poses and moves.