A peek behind the curtain of Sangre & Arena…Ana Leiva, photographer, talks about capturing moments of dance in Sangre & Arena.
I’ve become familiar with Anabella’s work over the last couple of years and all I can say is that it just gets better and better. “Emotion through motion/Motion through emotion” is not a mantra, it’s her process; and it shows with the amount of energy and time she spends doing research for each piece. Documenting “Sangre y Arena” was the first time I’ve witnessed any behind the scenes action and I must say it’s exhausting. I don’t know how they do it. Every step is dissected and revisited. Every moment is lingered upon to be certain of the emotion being told and it’s connection to the movement. As Anabella grows with each piece, I’ve noticed they become more and more entrancing. Expect to leave Anabella’s pieces feeling that every stone was uncovered and every crevice explored. I’m honored to document the work in progress of “Sangre y Arena.”
Ana Leiva received a BFA in Photography from Parson School of Design and is a photographer and retoucher in New York City. Although passionate about photography she is uncomfortable writing about herself. Instead, she likes to quote what other people say about her, “She appears to be all or nothing. Nothing half assed, thank you. And if it is nothing, well then, it is really nothing; she’s going to the beach to work on that cancer.” – H.Leiva Please visit her website at www.analeiva.com