Photographing talented people is always fun - dancer.... athlete... musician. The passion for their talent, years invested in refining it comes through in the photos. Photographing Jessica was so much fun. While it was windy, she was great in jumping and posing and her passion for dance just shines through.
I love Martha Graham dance wisdom that often can be assigned to life in general. Few of my favorite quotes of hers are,
"Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.”
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. ... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others”