Project "Volunteers in Ukraine".
Meet Lynn from USA . She is 18 years old.
She can speak Chinese and French. She is currently studying Environmental Engineering at Cornell University.
She loves traveling and taking photo.
Behind the scenes shot from my photo shoot with the wonderful Maria Avila for the series "OFF STAGE".
In this series, "Offstage", my work challenges the viewer to accept the unorthodox union of a Canadian setting with Spanish Flamenco as an authentic art form by placing the dancer amid a typical Toronto construction project. In Flamenco, the dancer’s physical movements are a structured reply to the surrounding sounds of the singer and the guitarist. These images are a response to my surroundings and the struggle to mediate the two.
I was first exposed to Flamenco music by my father. As a child I was drawn to the distinctive percussive sounds of the Flamenco guitarist. Immigrating to Canada as an adult, I immediately became conscious of the visual stimulus and architectural beauty I left behind in Turkey. I was re-introduced to Flamenco in Canada, this time through dance. As my interest in photography progressed, I began to observe the Flamenco dancer and the distinctive movements of the body. Abroad I was able to effortlessly merge my love of Flamenco dance with historical architectural landscapes. Recognizing my time in Seville as short-lived I chose to unite my love of Flamenco with my new setting to unearth its imbued beauty. Amid escalating suburban infrastructure, expanding highways and oversized shopping centers, I found a manufactured splendor. I paralleled myself to the dancer whose task is not to search far away for something beautiful but to respond to the immediate settings and create a new story". 2017Levent Erutku Photography