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When Gravity Fails by kevinroberts When Gravity Fails by kevinroberts
Model/Dancers Jeff & Kassi one day at the studio fooling around.

We're using an old metal truss like the type used to hang lights off of onstage. It's chained to my ceiling beams but loose on the bottom, so the dancers are sort of counter-balanced. I have a lot of room in my studio but for dance I feel like I need something the size of a stage!

More dance on my facebook page [link]

Kevin Roberts
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When Gravity Fails by *kevinroberts ( Suggested by dukeofspade and Featured by Kaz-D )
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whimandwonder Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DANG, JEFF! Way to go!
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:iconkevinroberts:
kevinroberts Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
haha thanks! He is on stand-by list for a couple of Cirque du Soleil productions.
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whimandwonder Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awesome!
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yeaboi101 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
i want to draw this, ill show you when I'm done. great photo!!!!!
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:iconloopdoc:
LoopDoc Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The physical condition on those two, it is insane. And you did an awesome job portraying it.
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:iconkevinroberts:
kevinroberts Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks, we appreciate that doc! :dance:
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:iconowel:
owel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
:wow: amazing photo :faint:
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:iconkevinroberts:
kevinroberts Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
So glad you like this. I have some talented and inspiring people to work with. I think my best photography is always a collaborative effort. P.S. Still laughing at the little emoticons, so cute, thank-you!!!
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AbsolutVaklav Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic capture! Neat elegance and energy...
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kevinroberts Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank-you Vaklav! I have some amazing dancers to work with if I could just well, give up having to work for a living :dance:
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Siannia Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
congrats!! this is amazing!!
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kevinroberts Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks Siannia!
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Siannia Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
:heart:
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:clap:
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kevinroberts Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank-you! As many times as I had them do this, they deserve an ovation!
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
no problem :)
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
magnificent capture of the body in motion; fantastic skin tones and lighting; it must have been hard for the models to get to the point of balance since the bottom was not attached
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kevinroberts Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank-you sir!
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BadOnion Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
fantastic :)
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SilentReveries Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
This is awesome!!
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kevinroberts Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
So glad you like it Daniela! There's more dance photography on my facebook page if you'd ever like to visit :D
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SilentReveries Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
you're welcome!! :)
I'll check it out sometime : )
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Unbearable-Lightness Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Congratulations! Your work has been moved to FEATURED [link]

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#Art-Express
Artistic Expression
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kevinroberts Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank-you!!! Happy New Year, and I love the evocative little series with you and your friend.
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Unbearable-Lightness Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
It's always a pleasure to feature you - and thank you for the beautiful comment :hug:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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kevinroberts Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks Angie! Yes, the DD was a nice surprise too.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
My pleasure! You're always very welcome! :hug:

Enjoy it!
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ruthsantcortis Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured [link]

To see the artilce press on the title :)
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kevinroberts Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank-you Ruth! I love being a part of Random Beauty :dance: Lovey collection, I look forward to seeing more!
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ruthsantcortis Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome :)
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The-Theory-Liz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hello there this piece has been featured in my journal: [link]
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kevinroberts Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks again, looking forward to seeing that WIP!
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The-Theory-Liz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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Rosy-Doll Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
omg - this is AWESOME!! :heart:
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kevinroberts Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank-you Rosy, so glad you like it! Do you study dance?
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Rosy-Doll Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
:)
I don't! I used to do lessons in trapeze which I really need to start again!
Wish I could dance though!
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kevinroberts Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
ohhhh, now THAT would make some wonderful photos! I tell you what, if you master the trapeze I'll buy you a plane ticket, we could do some *amazing* photos and you could go skinny dipping too haha We'll just check that one right off your To Do list! I bet the ocean is cold there.
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Rosy-Doll Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
It's a deal! :D lol
yeah the waters around here always tend to be freezing!
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agxposed Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like the use of b/w in this picture, it brings so much attention to the dancers' shapes - almost parallel legs... Love the way they're connected by the girl's arm, and the lighting - love how it plays off their muscles. I also like how dynamic the photo is, how you've frozen motion.... I can imagine the before and after to this picture. (Showed this to my sis and she said Wow too!)

Congrats on the DD!
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kevinroberts Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks Felicity, I'm so glad you and your sister like it! I've known Jeff for about 12 years and he's always wonderful to work with. In general dancers are great subjects - very focused and dedicated and usually with a deep love of their art.

Nice you noticed the connection the arm gives this, it was sort of key so they would be literally and figuratively connected! I actually cheated a little on the lines though. I'll tell you some time so you'll know what a scammer I am too haha
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agxposed Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome! =p and knowing (and working with) someone for 12 years is nice. I haven't really experienced that before! Am agreeing about dancers - they have such flexibility and are very aware of their bodies =p

Would love to know what you did with the lines, it's nice to know that I'm not the only scammer out there! =p
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kevinroberts Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
We did this about a dozen times with small variations is pose and timing, so of course we liked different things from different photos. This was a clear favorite, but Kassi wasn't all the way up on toe and her arabesque wasn't as high, at least at the moment I took the shot. No problem. I just copied her hips and legs from the photo were they looked best, and pasted them onto this one :dance:
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agxposed Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL I never would have known her hips and legs were from another picture!!! But I do agree that having similar pictures would enable you to replace the not-so-good parts with better ones. =p In this case it paid off really well! =p
Plus, I noticed that you've enabled the picture to be sold as a print... Do prints actually sell that often on DA? =o My pictures have never really been print-worthy (since I first joined DA on my main account)/I've never turned them into prints, so it's always something I wonder about =p
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Your work is featured in my journal here: [link]
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kevinroberts Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank-you!!!
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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LovelyShrew Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
the word "fails" does not resonate with this image ;)
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kevinroberts Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank-you Bree!
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LovelyShrew Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
You are very welcome =]
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