Your Dance Photographer
Andrew Bowen Studios
Collaborative. Empowered. Artistic.
As a dance photographer, I understand that the story-telling in the movement is deeply personal to each dancer. By merging our creative talents, we create an image that is uniquely you. From my studio in Greensboro, NC, I serve dancers from the mid-Atlantic and beyond.
Isn’t a Dance Photographer Just Anyone Photographing Dancers?
Not so much…
Like most photographers, I started working with families, seniors, and Bar Mitzvahs and then added sports photography to my repertoire. When I had my first dance senior, the added complexity of getting the dance pose to look great in the camera marked the beginning of a journey that resulted in my dedicating the studio to dance photography.
When that first dancer came to the studio, I thought, “She’s a dancer. This will be the easy part of her senior photography.” Wrong. She was happy with what we created that day, but it sure wasn’t the easiest part of the photoshoot. Getting the angles right, timing the shot with her movement, and trying to coach corrections were VERY DIFFERENT from coaching portrait poses.
Since that time, I’ve studied with world-class dance photographers, taken some dance classes, and earned my Master of Photography from Professional Photographers of America (PPA). I continue to work at gaining a greater appreciation of kinesiology, terminology, and cueing in order to be a better coach. The more I learned and worked with dancers, the more I came to acknowledge the immense responsibility that I have when working with each and every dancer far beyond that of ‘taking photos’.
LET’S DO THIS
A Bit More About Andrew & Community Involvement
I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, bounced around the country during my engineering career, and finally landed for good in Greensboro. I enjoy this city, the friendly vibe, and the distinct character of the surrounding towns. Above all, I cherish the incredible arts and dance community. It was the perfect place for my wife and me to raise our teen daughter, who is now a young adult in DC. My wife of nearly 30 years and I are enjoying our empty nest years and are looking forward to staying permanently in Greensboro.
The soul of a small business is a commitment to the community it serves. Through Andrew Bowen Studios I am privileged to work with, know, and support many fine organizations :