The Dance of Death / Bernt Notke
Year 1633 / Medium oil on canvas
Location St Nicholas’ Church, Tallinn
the video: Niguliste
Photo by Ken Juks
… when you have many excellent shots and you need choose those three 🙂
Suured tänud Inga!
Assistants: Inga Höglund and Gabriel Richard-Molard
Model: Silja Ahonen
Special thanks to Silja and Inga
I had a plan that I take photos of b-boys while they are all together and
doing their thing. When I called Joonas to make some arrangements, it came
out that they are organizing a break battle TOMORROW and there will be dudes
from Estonia, Finland and Lithuania. Well – as usually all these things
you’ll know only at the very last minute. But not to let the chance roll by
I agreed on the shoot for the next day. The guys promised to be ready after
the battle around 7 PM and it gave me time to prepare about 24 hours.
The biggest problem was to find an suitable old-school Boombox. I called to
all the known rappers in town, but the outcome was still NONE. Everybody has
seen something like that somewhere, but where or who had it, nobody knows…
Then I got a good tip from Roman, who by the way is a gentleman well known
for his great tips and help. Thank you Pez for kindly lending your ghetto
blaster! But I have to remind you, that it’s still at my place!
I wanted to take the photos somewhere outside, under some bridge or
something similar. I picked the location already earlier, but on the day of
the shoot the weather decided to bail on me. In our climate you really cant
count on weather anyhow and the only possibility was to move the shoot to
the garage under my home. Otherwise we would all be Gone with the Wind
because of the heavy lightning and storm.
Thank you Roman for coming to help me on the shoot and spending your
Thank you to Joonas, Maik, Jaen, Edvinas, Gabrielis and Viktoras – you were great!
often it’s like that, that I’m inspired by some frames or shots from some movies. after seeing this magnificent motion picture called “The Limits of Control” I got an urge to get some flamenco dancers in front of my camera.
I got a chance to organize a photoshoot in Kanuti Gildi Saal. There’s definitely the best atmosphere you could ever want for a shoot… dark hall, black background and dancers in the middle of the stage in a light circle! superb!
of course this photoshoot couldn’t have been made without professional dancers. Maria Rääk, the absolute leader in Estonian flamenco scene, and Eduard Korotin, one of the all time best male ballroom dancers in Estonia.
Many thanks to Annika, who helped organizing the shoot in Kanuti Gild and also helped to stage this photoshoot!
Maido, thank you very much!
And I can’t finish without mentioning the guitar player in the right corner. thanks to Erki who was really patient!
Thanks also to IS MUSIC TEAM shop for the classical guitar.
i had a wonderful chance to use my connections and take photos from a very talented young gymnast. to see such grace and flexibility live is unbelievable! many thanks to Inga, who was assisting this photoshoot and helped to coordinate the whole set.
for me it was beyond belief to hear Inga say to, what looked to me like a completely stretched out gymnast, that: “ok, everything looks great, but now you have to stretch a little bit more, mooooorreee and mooooooooorree!”
thank you very much to Liis and Inga
thaks to Joonas and Mike