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April 29, 2018

It's been a busy first quarter in 2018. With the number of dancer shoots scheduled, it's been a bit overwhelming to be shooting, culling editing and managing all of these files. Alas, the process has been incredibly productive and while the bulk of our dancers have bee...

January 29, 2018

Last week I had the pleasure of attending several events at the International Association of Blacks in Dance. The IABD held their 30th anniversary annual conference and festival in Los Angeles this year and it goes without saying that I have found my community! 

Pa...

January 6, 2018

There is nothing more exciting than to work with dancers who exude their love for the art! I have to say I am very fortunate to have come across a collection of dancers who all have a divine passion for the craft of dance. 

As we are now pushing into a new year, I Am Da...

December 5, 2017

In capturing dancers for photography, it takes a degree of synchronicity. My job is to anticipate the motion and know when to release my shutter at the apex of that motion. A leg doing a grand battement at 20 degrees is not as dynamic and going to look as nice as a leg...

November 22, 2017

As this is the Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to give a special acknowledgement to the many people who have been so instrumental in the success of Halban Photography! 

From my fabulous models and dancers who have so graciously shared their stories with me, to my team of...

October 29, 2017

In this new blog post, I share the disappointments that can arise when a dancer is hired and doesn't deliver the goods.

August 13, 2017

As I am constantly seeking inspirations for my photo series as well as share inspirations with my subject dancers, I came across this little gem. It is from an Essence Magazine interview with the always regal Misty Copeland sharing pearls of wisdom on an young aspiring...

August 7, 2017

As I explore further into the world of black dancers, I wanted to tap into those groups that aren't so easily seen. The underground club kids who for all intents and purposes have a sense of belonging to a like minded family . 

To my delight and surprise, there is a thr...

April 5, 2017

I love working with subjects that have a very distinct point-of-view. If I come across one more hip-hop dancer twerking it and popping it in Los Angeles, I swear I might have to  throw my camera on the ground and do the running man!

I am aware that our current danc...

February 10, 2017

Casting a wide net doesn't necessarily mean you'll yield lots of fish. Case in point, my search for the right kinds of dancers to help me chronicle their respective stories has met with a lot of hit-and-miss.  I am discovering that a specific calibre of dancer also wil...

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