– Lizanne –
My wife loves dancing, but I was born with two left feet. So one day I decided to secretly go for dance lessons, so I could surprise Andrea with some Fred Astaire moves. It was a disaster. I’ve got many talents, but “natural rhythm” is not one of them. However, all was not lost – during a post-dance-lesson drink, I spotted a dance instructor across the hall.
It was a photographer’s version of “love at first sight”. I just knew I needed to get her in front of my lens.
“Who is that?” I asked the guy next to me.
“That is Lizanne, and you are wasting your time” was his reply.
I decided to chance it anyway – when Lizanne’s lessons were done and she came into the bar area for a drink, I whipped out my card and said “I’m a photographer, and I’d like to photograph you”.
Miracle of miracles, she accepted. Best chance both of us ever took!
Lizanne and I started working together in March 2009, and we’ve been relying on each other ever since. We’ve done tons of shoots together, tried ideas, mucked around, and I’m honest if I say that I think I might just owe my entire career to Lizanne.
She’s also one of those disgustingly awesome people! She is currently doing her PhD in forensic anthropology, she is a top-level dance instructor in modern and ballroom, does ballet, teaches modelling, does a bit of styling, au pairs in the afternoons simply because she loves kids, she’s a scuba diver, sports a few tattoos, has awesome taste in music, and on top of all that, she’s not even a bitch!
Lizanne and I will be working together when we are old and grey – whenever I’m stuck in a rut, Liz gets me out of it.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_masonry_media_grid grid_id=”vc_gid:1477205454154-a1077a2d-c4b7-1″ include=”1811,1801,1802,1803,1810,1809,1808,1807,1806,1805,1804″][/vc_column][/vc_row]