Some time ago i saw some amazing images where a photographer had attached led lights to a canoeist paddles and recorded the movement. I knew that I wanted to the same but instead wanted to attach them to a dancers body and record the movement of the dance.
I bought a 5 meter string of lights at the end of last year but it has taken quite some time to find a dancer willing to take part. Margarita is a model as well as a champion ballroom dancer, so when she agreed to help out I was really happened.
The lights were wired to be powered from the mains, which was never going to work so I got a battery pack that could be connected to them. My daughter helped my by sewing some together some fabric into a belt containing a pocket for the batteries.
We has intended to use double-sided tape to attach the lights but this did not work to well so ended up trying them on with lengths of string.
At the end of the shot Margarita partner Erik joined and we changed the lights so they went around both of them.
I have now have other ideas to do in the future so stay tuned.