I have been increasingly interested in portraying people; I find it a unique way to get to know somebody. It is an honour to observe and come close to someone, offering them a new view of themselves. There is care and empathy in this opening to each other.
I have created what I call ‘moving portraits’ to work with dancers and bring into the portrait their movement qualities, their presence, their usage of time.
Here is the moving portrait of Pääsu-Liis Kens. Inspired by her love for slow cinema and her sensual presence in nature, this film is a moment in movement perceiving the elements and the body.
Photography, Set & Film: Rocio Chacon
Dancer: Pääsu-Liis Kens
Shot in London, 2023