Tap dancing in the park 

The other day I had did a photo shoot with 2 tap dancers from Japan . 1 living here at the moment , the other visiting .

Makiko has been in the city for about 7 yrs and is currently working / dancing in the NYC cotton club . Last month Makiko was scheduled to be in the Producers in Chicago , but due to problems with the venue , the show was cancelled and she returned to NYC .

Takako , is / was Makiko’s teacher in Japan . She has a studio in her hometown of Kumamoto where she continues to teach .

The shoot with Makiko was planned for a month or more , until she left for Chicago . She returned and asked if I was still interested and if she could bring a friend . After deciding where to go, it was concluded the night before that we would go to Central Park . Unfortunately for the shoot , it was a very bright sunny day . It’s a struggle to shoot in the brightness , especially when I forgot to bring a reflector to get rid of shadows . Causing bright brights and dark shadows .

Here are a few shots of the dancers : Makiko


And a shot from a friend of mine , me at work . Hahaha and after the shoot .

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Steve Edreff is a photographer who is currently located in New Jersey and normally works out of New York City. Currently Steve has holds New York City Media pass as well as being a contributor to Getty Images and Istock. With the media pass Steve has been a photographer on hand for most parades and media events throughout NYC. The his preference is doing photoshoots with different style dancers , he also has photoed at New York Cities fashion week , photoshoots with Mrs. New Jersey, New York, Vermont , and Pennsylvania. Along with the photography , he has created an independent magazine "Street Views" that includes dancers and traditional style photography.


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