Environmental Portrait by Alexandra Plancarte

A Texas Christian University student Beth Bowen, sophomore modern dance major, is posing in the Erma Lowe Hall at TCU on Friday, Sept. 26. (Alexandra Plancarte/ TCU)
A Texas Christian University student Beth Bowen, sophomore modern dance major, is posing in the Erma Lowe Hall at TCU on Friday, Sept. 26. (Alexandra Plancarte/ TCU)
A Texas Christian University student Beth Bowen, sophomore modern dance major, is posing in the Erma Lowe Hall at TCU on Friday, Sept. 26. (Alexandra Plancarte/ TCU)
A Texas Christian University student Beth Bowen, sophomore modern dance major, is posing in the Erma Lowe Hall at TCU on Friday, Sept. 26. (Alexandra Plancarte/ TCU)

These two Texas Christian University (TCU) students were kind enough to take time from their practice and pose for me. Both Beth Bowen and Erin Sauerhage are sophomore modern dance majors in the School for Classical and Contemporary Dance.

The first photograph of Bowen, I had her lean against the mirrors of the dance studio and smile. I wanted to make sure a capture everything that the dance studio had and of course Bowen. For Bowen, this dance studio is her environment.

For the second photograph, I asked Bowen if she would do some floor work but try and look at the camera at the same time. I made sure to use the rapid shutter speed in order to capture her quickly while doing her move. Though her leg is in action her face and the rest of her body, she is still and looking at the camera.

A Texas Christian University student Erin Sauerhage, sophomore modern dance major, is posing in the Erma Lowe Hall at TCU on Friday, Sept. 26. (Alexandra Plancarte/ TCU)
A Texas Christian University student Erin Sauerhage, sophomore modern dance major, is posing in the Erma Lowe Hall at TCU on Friday, Sept. 26. (Alexandra Plancarte/ TCU)
A Texas Christian University student Erin Sauerhage, sophomore modern dance major, is posing in the Erma Lowe Hall at TCU on Friday, Sept. 26. (Alexandra Plancarte/ TCU)
A Texas Christian University student Erin Sauerhage, sophomore modern dance major, is posing in the Erma Lowe Hall at TCU on Friday, Sept. 26. (Alexandra Plancarte/ TCU)

I am a huge fan of ballet so I asked one of the two girls who can do ballet. Bowen suggested I should photograph Sauerhage. I moved Sauerhage to the barre and told her to do any ballet position to do. I decided to take the photograph from the back as well because it looks very pretty.

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