PRIMARY DANCERS KALEIDOSCOPE When I approached Judy Bejarano, director of Impact Dance Company, with the idea of body painting her dance group in bright primary colors she jumped at the opportunity. Upon overseeing three hours of body painting Judy and I lifted off into the air thirty feet over the fake green grass on a hydraulic lift. I hoped to shoot the twenty layouts I had prepared in the four hours I had left on my soccer field lease. The dancers and I had rehearsed the layouts multiple times so everything immediately started falling into place. Having Judy interpret, in dance terminology, what I wanted from them was extremely helpful. As we progressed through the shot list the dancers began creating their own interpretive moves that just added to the initial concepts. It was very interesting to watch the transformation of the group from the shyness they exhibited when first exposing their bodies to the rest of the dancers until they were leaping across the floor and jumping over one another at the end of the shoot. The free-flowing attitude of everyone involved allowed me to capture more than twice the number of images than any kaleidoscope project to date. The individual photos that make up this “Primary Dancers Kaleidoscope” are available for purchase as well as the 9-piece and 81-piece kaleidoscopes. They are printed on a premium fine art archival paper, as a dye-sublimation on metal, or as a metallic print that is face mounted to acrylic. Our studio can sell to you directly or aim you to one of the galleries representing this work if you reside in their region. We are currently expanding our gallery representation and will keep you current of new additions.