My daughter is a ballet dancer. She has been dancing for a few years now and I as I watch her growing passion for dance and ballet specifically I find myself photographing her more and more. I love watching the form and grace of ballet. What amazes me is the physical strength and dedication it takes to learn this style of dance, yet it seems so effortless when you watch a dancer move.
I decided to bring my camera into the classroom recently and was glad I did. Not only to document this special time in her life, but maybe to capture my own youth by playing witness. I saw their mindful presence in each pose and their glittering eyes as they look to find their future selves. Some as dancers or ballerinas, and some just dreaming of being big girls someday. For me, I just embraced being reminded of childhood.