Samantha Barriento

The human form in motion is one of the most intriguing subjects to photograph. Capturing the graceful form and the raw emotion of another human being is simply breathtaking. Last week the opportunity arose to photograph an Alvin Ailey dancer, Samantha Barrriento. We picked Long Island City as the location for this shoot, because we wanted the streets of NYC to serve as our backdrop. We wanted to bring out the inspiration from the world outside. We were absolutely amazed at how these photographs came out because it captured the rawness of the dancing and brought out previously unknown emotions.