LITS blog: What are your majors, (or what are you concentrating in) at Mount Holyoke?
Mohini - I’m an English major, with a journalism concentration. I recently declared the Nexus minor in Journalism, Media and Public Discourse, and I’m focusing that around photojournalism.
Ify- I am a Neuroscience and Behavior major.
LITS blog: What was the inspiration for this series of photographs? Are you dancers yourselves?
Mohini- We aren’t dancer ourselves...not officially anyway.
Ify- Like Mohini said, neither of us are dancers. However, I follow the work of some dance photographers which I find very inspiring. Last semester, I shared them with Mohini, and we both thought it would be great to feature different MHC dancers, while using the campus as a beautiful backdrop.
LITS blog: What was it like photographing the dancers in the Library? Did the dancers have particular spots they wanted to be in?
Ify- It was great! Initially, we wanted to take all the photographs outdoors, but due to weather changes as well as our schedules, some shots had to be taken indoors. So, Mohini & I decided to explore spaces in the library that we liked and seemed well-lit.
Mohini- The library has such interesting spaces, and it was exciting to see the way the dancers explored them. Actually, our first shoot happened at the library and as a start to the project, it was quite inspiring.
LITS blog: Do you have any plans for further photos in this series/subject, or do you have another amazing new project planned?