Photography © Tony Powell
Photography © Tony Powell • May 16, 2011
The birth of my new daughter – Alessandra Bella Wood – 3 months ago has been a blessing beyond words. Only images seem to be able to convey, with any accuracy, the beauty and profundity surrounding the arrival of our new little soul!
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The Fashion for Paws® (F4P) Runway Show infuses the nation’s capital with cutting edge high fashion, drawing an extraordinary crowd of VIP’s, fashion and animals lovers alike. In 2008 and 2009 Washington Life Magazine named Fashion for Paws® the best fashion event of the year and in 2010 BizBash Magazine named Fashion for Paws® the best fashion show of the year. The F4P Runway Show includes three different catergories of models walking the runway. The heart and soul of the event are the fundraising models who agree to raise funds in the weeks leading up to the event and participate in a friendly fundraising competition. The top male and female fundraiser will be awarded the title “Model Washingtonian of the Year,” on the runway on April 9th.
WASHINGTON LIFE MAGAZINE APRIL FASHION EDITORIAL
PHOTOGRAPHER Tony Powell
MODEL Natalie Hockey
DATE Sunday, March 20, 2011
LOCATION Tudor Place, Georgetown
CLOTHING STYLISTS Krystal Ugo & Kristin Lyle
HAIRSTYLIST Warren Beautiful
MAKEUP ARTIST Leah Bassett
LIGHTING ASSISTANTS: Andrew Paterini, Daniel Gill, and Maria Plutz
Images and Text by Tony Powell
There are parties in DC and then there are PARTIES in DC! Last Saturday’s 10th Anniversary of The Washington Ballet’s Jeté Society (a society of young ballet patrons) Jeté Untamed was a PARTY no one will soon be forgetting!
The organizers of the much anticipated dance party made this year’s iteration all the more mysterious by not revealing the location of the soiree until the night of the event! “Look for the fire-breathers,” was the directive when asking for info from the Ballet’s representatives beforehand. The suspense leading up to the unveiling of the top-secret, never-before-used location on the Georgetown waterfront was well worth the wait, perhaps helping to make the 10th Jeté dance party the best one yet!!
Party Chairs Ashley Taylor & Winston Bao Lord presided over the Cirque du Soleil meets Folies Bergère-like atmosphere – where something new and unusual seemed to await you around every corner as you made your way through the building’s labyrinthine layout.
Washington Ballet Artistic Director, Septime Webre, in his Sgt. Pepper best, was on hand to introduce a special performance by members of the Washington Ballet Studio Company. Former WB dancer turned choreographer, Aaron Jackson, fashioned the slightly naughty pièce d‘occasion, to the music of Lady Gaga, that sent more than a few tongues a wagging!!
When the call came asking if I’d be interested in shooting a centerfold spread for the International Pole Dancing Magazine Pole2Pole, I jumped at the opportunity. Last week, I got to collaborate once again with my good friend, top-ranking pole dancer and Pole Pressure Studio owner, Jessalynn Medairy.
There’s an unspoken trust and mutual admiration that’s apparent each time we get together to shoot. The new main shooting space at Sly Horse Studio was the perfect location at which to shoot. The high ceilings and the ample array of in-house studio equipment easily handled the potential challenges of shooting a dancer on a 15-foot high pole.
The time I got to spend photographing American Ballet Theatre ballerina April Rae Giangeruso was an afternoon I’ll never forget! Gracious, intuitive, and abundantly talented, are just a few adjectives to describe one of the newest members of ABT.