Photo shoot with ballroom dancers in a redwood forest. Redwood Grove Nature Preserve, Los Altos, California. 2011

I’ve done a lot of partner dancing (waltz, swing, etc.) and wanted to capture sultry tango poses in a woodland setting. My dance friends agreed to pose as models in formal attire. I also had some Venetian masks I wanted to use in a photo shoot. So what started as “dancers in the woods” turned into “creepy masked strangers.”

Camera: Canon T1i