Project: Student Company production from 2014
Featuring: Colorado Conservatory of Dance
Fine Artists: Colorado Conservatory of Dance
Project: The Secret Garden
I always enjoy coming to photograph these amazing young dancers! It’s so exciting that they now have their own wonderful performance space within the Colorado Conservatory of Dance to put together their shows- it’s impressive and allows for such creativity right under their own roof.
Images from their Student Company show, The Secret Garden, are available for purchase on ShootProof here.
Many parents have asked about the process for purchasing the album of digital files. Here’s how that works:
1) Within the ShootProof gallery, click on any photo.
2) Click on the shopping cart icon that says “add to cart”
3) Navigate to the digital media tab
4) To order all the images, add 1 “Full Resolution (All Gallery Photos)”
5) Check out
6) Within 20 minutes or so, an email from ShootProof will arrive with links to download the photos
That’s it! Thanks everybody! -A
I cannot tell you how amazing this project was to capture. It’s always nice to see your friends succeed wildly. After watching the care that Eric and Lindsay at Leon Gallery and Amy from John Denver’s estate took curating this collection, I am certain they all deserved every accolade their hard work has brought them. They were meticulous in choosing work that expressed the heart and soul of this explorer and his camera, and they presented everything with respect. They strove wholeheartedly to honor his untold wishes.
Witnessing this process also made John Denver real to me for the first time. As someone who had been famous before I’d even been born, someone who’d hung out with the Muppets for goodness sake, John Denver had always been more myth than man to me. But here were his envelopes of travel photos, little gummy packets that looked just like the photo envelopes we all used to get back from the photo lab. Here were piles of slides, just like the ones that sit in my grandparents’ closet. Sure, his envelopes said things like “China” and “USSR,” but those little bits of trash and treasure- all mixed up in boxes the way everyone’s life ends up mixed up in boxes- made him real. It was an honor, and Eric, Lindsay and Amy held the life expressed in these little gummy packets with reverence.
John Denver’s photography is much like his music. It has an honest ease and openness. It’s refreshing, expressing wonder without irony. I encourage you to take a trip down to Leon to experience it before the show closes on March 2nd.