Sept. 5, 2021

Dancing Through Life: Photography Beyond the Image | Szabina Biro

Dancing Through Life: Photography Beyond the Image | Szabina Biro

How much does fashion influence dance and vice versa? Does dance photography differ from commercial fashion photography? The truth is, the dancer and the dancing body offers a model unlike any other, as the physical architecture and visual awareness potentially render a photographical experience something beyond just the image. 

Szabina Biro is a UK based freelance photographer whose portfolio ranges from audition shoots, dance classes, theatre performances and lifestyle or fashion shoots. While she dreamt of becoming a dancer when still a child, she now realizes her dreams through her lenses, dancing through life shot by shot, image by image, dancer by dancer.

Kickstarting the month of Dance Fashion, this episode shares insights into a dance photographer's life and how a cameraman helps fulfill a dancer's potential. Szabina is not the only photographer around, but she certainly is one who truly cares about her dancer.

"I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for."  -  Georgia O'Keeffe

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Szabina Biro

Photographer

I'm a London based photographer who is passionate about dance photography, fashion and creative portraiture. I started photographing in 2014 as a hobby before I decided to take it to the next level and ventured into dance photography in early 2018. I have been dancing since the age of 9 and although I did not pursue ballet as a professional career, I still take several classes every week. My understanding of ballet technique makes working with dancers easy and natural, and I often provide guidance to younger or less experienced dancers to get the best result out of the shoots. Apart from dance photography, I also enjoy working on creative portraits, fashion and boudoir photography.

My mission is to capture images showing the beauty and strength of the human body and soul, and also provide a glimpse at the hard work and dedication dancers put into their art on stage and behind the scenes. Photography is a lifelong learning with limitless opportunities to work on new, creative ideas and create art.