Cultural curator Janine Francois and her team put on a listening party event for Solange’s critically acclaimed album A Seat At The Table, which spoke to me and so many other women of colour on the frustrations, complexities and emotional landscape that we have to navigate daily. I wanted to capture a feeling of feminine unity and celebration that this album made me feel…
I’m just wrapping up the final images of a portrait shoot, photographing the inspiring team at Synchronicity Earth; a UK registered charity based in west London who provide a framework for enlightened environmental giving, globally, with the aim to grow the amount of support available to high-priority conservation action around the world. As well as having a team of highly-skilled and experienced individuals in subjects like marine conservation, ecological degradation, investment and even racism, they also support creative campaigns that bring awareness to environmental issues in artistic ways such as their Biophillia campaign featuring the grafitti mural artist Louis Masai.
It was a pleasure to chat to them, ask them silly questions as well as pick their very knowledgable brains about the ecological plight we face, organisations like this are so necessary.
So onwards with the exploration into movement… I discovered 5Rhythms about three years ago and only recently took my irregular practice a little deeper. 5Rhythms in my own words is, superficially a form of freestyle dancing, and deep beneath that- an intricate system of movement meditation mainly comprising 5 types of ‘rhythms’; Stillness, flowing, Staccato, Lyrical and Chaos, founded by the late, Gabrielle Roth.
And after dipping my toe into the practice and bouncing between episodes of cringey-awkwardness and full-blown ecstasy(!), I finally felt ready to learn a bit more, and I got in touch with one of the main teachers of this method in London, Christian De Sousa from Dancing Tao. Here’s some shots from a recent collaboration with Christian and the core Dancing Tao team.