Photographing the artists of Boundless Arts Performance Collective

 

Before I even met Zoe Barker-Aderem I knew we were kindred spirits.

She was introduced to me via an email in consideration as the recipient of the Photo Sister “Gift of Giving Project” and there was a photo was attached. With bright blue sparkly eyes and a happiness that radiated from her heart, this young woman shined out to me. After researching more about her studies in International Human Rights and Creative Writing, I knew her core values were aligned with my own.

As I’ve gotten to know Zoe over the last year, her beauty continues to radiate and grow. This summer she took over as Executive Director at Boundless Arts Performance Collective (BAPC) to uphold their mission “BAPC is committed to providing an environment in which foster youth can realize their creative potential, build self-confidence, and discover their personal strengths. BAPC cultivates a community in which our youth and volunteers can learn and grow together through the performing arts.”

I want you all to know more about the work this team of women are doing at Boundless and bring more community awareness to this incredible group of young leaders making a difference in our city. My photo series on the Boundless ladies begins with the enchanting Zoe.

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p.s. Zoe did indeed receive the first “Gift of Giving Project” here from Photo Sister, her play “The House” is being produced by Founding Executive Director of BAPC, Javonna Arriaga, and myself. We are currently planning on a spring two-night-run at West of Lenin and we for two incredible individuals to fill the roles of Director and Stage Manager.

 

More about Boundless Arts Performance Collective:

Mission: “Boundless Arts Performance Collective (BAPC) is committed to providing an environment in which foster youth can realize their creative potential, build self-confidence, and discover their personal strengths. BAPC cultivates a community in which our youth and volunteers can learn and grow together through the performing arts.” This series of the collective on Photo Sister is to help bring community awareness and support for this amazing team of women and their mission helping foster youth.

Be sure to follow Boundless Arts Performance Collective on Facebook for all up-to-date information on the programs that foster youth are bringing to the stages in Seattle.

 

Photography details

Camera: Nikon D700

Lens used on set noted with *:
Nikon AF 50mm 1.4
Nikon 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras –  – Aperture: f/4.5 – Shutter: 1/125 – ISO: 400
Nikon 85mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
Nikon 18-70 3.5/4.5g Ed-if Af-s Dx
Nikon 12-24mm f/4G ED IF AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens 
Nikon 70-210mm 4.0/5.6

Lighting used on set noted with *:
*Natural Light
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