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January 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Mary PatAerialist Mary Pat Letourneau shows some flexibility

About a year ago, Mary Pat Letourneau came to my attention as a contortionist. I started following her on Facebook and quickly realized that she has been working hard in circus arts such as aerial hoop, pole, aerial silks, and contortion. She has a strong background in ballet, which becomes obvious when you see her perform.

I've been wanting to get her in front of my camera for the past year and our schedules aligned recently. Since she is a popular subject for photographers, she wanted to shoot on the aerial silks because most photographers don't have the space, ceiling height, and equipment to make that happen. Being the agreeable person that I am, I immediately agreed.

With most shoots, I set up some wireless video cameras to document the shoot. Sometimes they can make for interesting behind the scenes video. A couple different camera views are below.

First a time lapse, compressing a four hour shoot into five minutes.

Mary Pat Time LapseTime lapse of shoot (4 hours compressed into 5 minutes)

And some selected highlights...

Mary Pat Letourneau - HighlightsBehind the scenes highlights of photoshoot.

The rest of the images can be found here.



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