Flamenco Dancing in Florentine, Israel

I have been a little bit away (in Israel) and not had time to post… BUT… that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been shooting exciting things… like flamenco dancing in a really cool neighborhood in Tel Aviv!!! Ronit is a talented dancer who has been dancing flamenco since age 6!!! When Ronit talked to me about photographing her, I immediately thought of Florentine, a graffiti-decorated, up-and-coming neighborhood of southern Tel Aviv.
Flamenco dancer among graffiti in Florentine in Tel Aviv Israel- RitaRosePhotography

We were lucky enough to have Ronit’s makeup done by the amazing Sara Rutstein, a Make-Up artist from London (her website is www.make-upbysara.com). She lives in Tel Aviv and is available for weddings & special occasions.
Flamenco dancer among graffiti in Florentine in Tel Aviv Israel- RitaRosePhotography

I was excited by the unexpected juxtaposition of the messy and alive Florentine as the backdrop and Ronit’s flamboyant flamenco outfit and accessories.
Flamenco dancer among graffiti in Florentine in Tel Aviv Israel- RitaRosePhotography

Some of these shots had a slow shutter speed so that I could show the motion of her dress by blurring it slightly. I had asked her to try to keep her face still, because I wanted to show the intensity of her glance through sharpness.
Flamenco dancer among graffiti in Florentine in Tel Aviv Israel- RitaRosePhotography

The black garage door did wonders in this series of shots.
Flamenco dancer among graffiti in Florentine in Tel Aviv Israel- RitaRosePhotography

Florentine was really fun to play around. Unfortunately, due to Israel’s harsh sun (and me liking soft, diffused natural lighting) we only had about an hour to work with, right around sunset.
Flamenco dancer among graffiti in Florentine in Tel Aviv Israel- RitaRosePhotography

Some more Florentine action! I love running through the street shots. Because Ronit has such good posture, I actually asked her to run in a relaxed way where she is almost slouched.
Flamenco dancer among graffiti in Florentine in Tel Aviv Israel- RitaRosePhotography

Dancing in some fading back light.
Flamenco dancer among graffiti in Florentine in Tel Aviv Israel- RitaRosePhotography

I really enjoy shooting dancers because they are so graceful with their bodies and know exactly what to do.
Flamenco dancer among graffiti in Florentine in Tel Aviv Israel- RitaRosePhotography

Amazing mix of colors created by sunset and the light from passing cars.
Flamenco dancer among graffiti in Florentine in Tel Aviv Israel- RitaRosePhotography

Taking a break.
Flamenco dancer among graffiti in Florentine in Tel Aviv Israel- RitaRosePhotography

Twilight.
Flamenco dancer among graffiti in Florentine in Tel Aviv Israel- RitaRosePhotography

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