jenni laaksonen

dance photography

Dance photography

For a long time I have been interested in human bodies, movement and emotions. Recently, I have focused myself on dance photography and have been taking photos with dancers.

I involve dance in my works because I am fascinated about the contradiction between a still photo and an ongoing movement. I am also interested in how dancers express emotions with movement and their bodies – without any words. Dance itself is a performance art, but I am eager to combine it to visual arts and examine it in two dimensional way.