Reader Photo: Cameras and dancers

Cameras and dancers

A passerby took this photo of dancers Jacob Jonas and his girlfriend at the Getty Center.

Jacob Jonas is the artistic director of Jacob Jonas The Company, a nonprofit arts company specializing in dance, visual content and community development.

A couple of weeks ago, Jonas and his dancer girlfriend, Jill Wilson, visited the Getty Center with the intention of gathering content to post about their upcoming Instameet, appropriately named #CamerasandDancers.

After framing the shot in his head, Jonas called on a passerby, handed him his iPhone 6 and instructed him to hold down the shutter button, prompting a “burst” of images. (The burst mode allows the user to continuously capture 10 frames every second.)

When they were ready, Jonas cued the shot.


“L.A. can be incredible when you explore new places and take advantage of new landscapes,” Jonas said. “In an age where everyone is connected on social platforms, it is my goal to make the art of dance as accessible as possible and to connect with new audiences.”

The image was processed with VSCO Cam application.

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