Flashback Friday is a weekly section on Barbell Dancer, where I look back at an event in my past and reflect on why it holds sure precious memories or what it means to me as an individual.
First Pole Dance Photoshoot
These are a selection of pictures from my very first pole photoshoot with Broken Ballerina Studio. I had been in Beginner Static for about nine months before taking this shoot and, to be honest, wouldn't have been brave enough to do anything like this prior to that anyway! I even asked the photographer if beginners were allowed to participate in the shoot, because I'd only ever seen pole shoots with dancers doing crazy complicated tricks that were well above my level at the time. Her response: ABSOLUTELY!
Most of the poses in this shoot were on the floor, with only the S-Pose (top right) and the Diva (bottom left) being on the pole. Looking back at his shoot, I'm not only delighted that I can now do many more tricks and execute my old favourites with confidence, but it's a warm reminder that doing something for the first time isn't always as terrifying as I think and that jumping into something new is, for the most part, a positive experience.
All images were taken by the extraordinary talented pole-dancer and photographer S. Truong from Broken Ballerina Studio, while my hair and make-up was done by Y. Tacay. Those wanting to know more about the work of these wonderful ladies should click on the links or visit my Acknowledgements page.
If you're afraid to fall it means you're prepared to brave the heights from which you might fly.
Me With No Apologies.