13. May 2013 · Comments Off on A New Web Site for Costume Designer Shadia · Categories: Web Site Examples · Tags:

Shadia Costume Design Web Site

Shadia Costume Design


Shadia is one of the finest belly dance costume designers in the U.S.

Her fabulous creations have graced many, many dancers in the United States and even internationally.

I’ve been working with Shadia on a web site to showcase her costume portfolio and promote her costume design and production business.

Her personal story is fascinating and you’ll enjoy the photos on the Portfolio page.

For me this project was pure joy because of the visual richness of the costumes and the images.

The old train depot in Worcester has been restored, rescuing another architectural gem.  Inside is a Middle Eastern restaurant, Byblos, with a spacious and exotic ambience. The lighting is much too dark for my camera so I had to resort to using flash when I wanted to photograph the incomparable Melina dancing with the Ed Melikan Ensemble.
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02. May 2013 · Comments Off on Photo Shoot: Flying Poodles Big Sexy Circus · Categories: Performance, Photography · Tags: , , ,
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Musette, Mistress of Mischief and Smokey Robinson

I photographed these talented performers from the Flying Poodles Big Sexy Circus at the Amsterdam Bar in St. Paul, MN. on April 25, 2013.

The show was very funny and the audience had a great time.

And the skill level of the performers – in aerials, acrobatics, hooping, and dancing – was impressive.

Check out their great costumes!

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06. April 2013 · Comments Off on Musical Instruments from the Middle East · Categories: Photography, Still Life · Tags:

I’ve been working with costume designer Shadia for almost a year on a web site for her costume business. We’re getting close to completion. I’m very excited about this web site because of all the beautiful images of her costumes it will have. I have a modest photography studio in my basement and today I photographed some of Shadia’s late husband’s musical instruments. He was a Lebanese percussionist and she was a dancer in a musical group that toured throughout North and South America. It was an important part of her life and the images from it will be part of her web site. Here’s a preview.

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