Here is another sample from my afternoon with this incredible woman, just before the previous image was made. We were on our way to El Mirage when we saw this spot on the left, and decided to stop for a short session.
Whether we were in front of an abandoned shed or on the dry lake bed, Jaedon performed flawlessly. Although she stood on an uneven surface, she put the same effort in this spot as she put into her performances on stage. She allowed herself to be photographed in such an environment, even though she was trained at one of the most prestigious schools in the country.
She selflessly gave of herself to allow me to share her images with our dancers in Cuba. Soon they will see her portraits, and feel her performance fully. I look forward to a lifelong collaboration with Jaedon!