The first time I saw Lauren dance was entirely by happy-accident. My friend took me to a workshop performance to see some dancers she knew, and after her friends’ performance the lights came back up…and there was my neighbor Lauren in the middle of the floor! She performed a solo piece she’d been working on, and I was so impressed by her ability to move and create shapes and communicate a story with her whole body. I am NOT a dancer, so I have huge respect for people who can bend and flex and twirl in beautiful ways. I wanted to photograph Lauren because I love to collaborate with other artists, and I’ve been dying to photograph dancers lately! So she came over for a quick visit a little while ago, and this is what we came up with.