Posts Tagged yoga
a while back i made an acroyoga video with chelsey korus and matt giordano that turned out completely fantastic. check it out HERE. ever since that shoot i imagined making a dark, contrasty video showing tight shots of the body in motion. the movements of arms and legs, muscles tensing and relaxing, the rib cage moving from breathing… it’s all so graceful and beautiful – especially when done with the precision of a professional. after a few months of conflicting schedules the stars aligned and chelsey ended up back in front of my camera.
we also took some photos:
last year i shot motocross champ ryan dungey in soho. as i was waiting for his crew to show up, i saw these two people doing acroyoga on the sidewalk. i guess it was the first time i had ever seen acroyoga and it was pretty friggin cool. i broke out my camera and took a few snaps of them doin their thing and then headed out to shoot ryan. pretty soon ago, i came across the pictures i took of the acroyoga people and had a vision. after some bloodhound work that would make dick tracy proud, i had them in front of my camera yet again to fulfill my vision. behold – the vision:
matt’s website: www.theyogimatt.com
chelsey’s website: www.chelseykorus.blogspot.com
i got a voicemail from erin the night before we were supposed to shoot saying, “i’m having contractions today and i’m in a little pain, so i’m not sure how it’s going to work out for tomorrow…” that was kinda scary. but she ended up feeling better and we got some nice pictures. but dude, that baby was ready to come out. it was kinda rad because she was really still and it was pretty quiet on set, but she had a fully grown bundle of joy in her belly doing the Carlton Banks.
i get a little de-motivated sometimes when i see somebody effortlessly do something that i know is crazy hard – but when i look at kimberly snyder do yoga it’s the exact opposite. i’ve seen kimberly do yoga a few times, and i know the poses she does are crazy hard to do, but she makes them look so tranquil and smooth that it’s really inspiring and motivating. like, it really makes me want to take time out of my day and do yoga. most days, i get so busy and caught up in photography that my personal hygiene takes a hit, my fingernails get long and i forget to eat and blah blah… basically what i’m saying is that kimberly makes me want to find time that i don’t have and do something good for my skateboard-battered/horribly nourished body. and speaking of nourishment, if you want to find out what kind of fuel she burns in her jet-fighter-like body, she shares her knowledge as a certified clinical nutritionalist in a health-and-beauty blog at kimberlysnyder.net. somethin tells me that my daily dose of those extra dark “le petit ecolier” cookies (is anybody else addicted to these things like i am?) are scarce found on the pages. but some tasty, less artery clogging options like cyan pepper immunity tea, kimberly’s raw pecan love pie, and banana soft serve with raw fudge sauce are all over that sucker. plus there’s tips on how to keep your skin, nails, hair and pretty much your whole body healthy. check it out.
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