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Rachel Baxter – Infuego Photo Story

 

I went to Edmonton last weekend to shoot one of my oldest friends and her dance crew for an assignment for school. Rachel has been dancing as long as I’ve known her and it’s really cool to see her take on show after show to do what she loves outside of her full time job. This show was really awesome and I wish I had been able to just watch over shoot it, but that means there’s a lot of photos to go through apart from what I’m doing for school.

Their show was 20+ minutes long and full of fire! Luna is pictured here during her pyro solo, and it’s so magical in photos. Shooting everyone in costume was really fun, it made everything feel much more like a photoshoot. Landon did the aerial work and Joey and Noah are are pictured with Rachel as the soldiers to her princess role. Being behind the scenes with them it was cool to see them set up and prepare for each performance.

I’ve included all of the photo story images that came from the project.

Noah, left foreground, and Rachel discuss music for their upcoming show, later dubbed Infuego, while Joey, background, teaches a friend some silk work at a barn studio in Langdon on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. This was the last day the crew spent in this space. (Photo by Sam Hefford/SAIT)
Joey, left, and Rachel mess around with props at the Langdon barn studio on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Rachel is the only one in her dance troupe that doesn’t regularly use props, she got her fire license recently and is planning on dancing with silk flags more often. (Photo by Sam Hefford/SAIT)
Rachel, right, gives Steve, left, a wash and trim at One on One Hair Design in Okotoks, Alta on Friday, March 24, 2017. Rachel took over the salon owners’ clients and caters to a client base older, and with a much different style, than herself. (Photo by Sam Hefford/SAIT)
Rachel, right, gives Stev, left, a wash and trim at One on One Hair Design in Okotoks, Alta on Friday, March 24, 2017. Rachel said that when she does get to do work for the odd friend, it makes it that much more fun to be creative with her job. (Photo by Sam Hefford/SAIT)
Rachel gets close for a part trim on Steve at One on One Hair Design in Okotoks, Alta. on Friday, March 24, 2017. Steve’s visits give her a chance to have fun and play around with her work. (Photo by Sam Hefford/SAIT)
Rachel, top, prepares to dance her solo while Landon’s character is presumed dead during a performance of Infuego, a BassBus Production, on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Edmonton Tattoo and Arts Festival. Rachel recently got her fire license for her dancing career but in the day time, life is a lot more quiet. (Photo by Sam Hefford/SAIT)
Rachel, left, and Luna, right, do their makeup touch-ups before their Infuego performance at the Edmonton Tattoo and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Luna introduced Rachel to the BassBus crew, where they and the three guys in Infuego were hand picked for the production.(Photo by Sam Hefford/SAIT)
Noah, left, Rachel, and Joey prepare for one of four performances of Infuego while Luna walks into the groups green room at the Edmonton Tattoo and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The group has to dip all their props in gasoline and bag them before each show. (Photo by Sam Hefford/SAIT)
Rachel performing with fire during Infuego at the Edmonton Tattoo and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Rachel handled fire on stage for the first time this weekend after buying insurance from the Canadian Circus Performers Association. (Photo by Sam Hefford/SAIT)
Rachel smoking after a performance, while showing off her passion through her beat up knees at the Edmonton Tattoo and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Rachel said she couldn’t recall a specific moment when the bruises and bangs occurred, but that it’s not something to worry about. (Photo by Sam Hefford/SAIT)
Landon, left, and Rachel share a look before an Infuego performance at the Edmonton Tattoo and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Landon’s character was to prefer Rachel’s character in the Infuego storyline of two princesses performing for one king. (Photo by Sam Hefford/SAIT)
Landon, left, and Rachel stretch before an Infuego performance at the Edmonton Tattoo and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Rachel said the biggest struggle she faces in keeping herself so busy was booking time off of work, though her job does allow for it quite easily. (Photo by Sam Hefford/SAIT)
Rachel performing with fire during Infuego at the Edmonton Tattoo and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Rachel insured herself for performing with the Canadian Circus Performers Association, this keeps her protected when working with any matter of props from stilts and silks to flames. (Photo by Sam Hefford/SAIT)
Landon, left, Joey and Rachel hang out after their final performance of Infuego at the Edmonton Tattoo and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 1, 2017. At the end of a long weekend of performing the crew still wanted to go out and dance more. (Photo by Sam Hefford/SAIT)
Rachel closes up shop at One on One Hair Studio in Okotoks, Alta. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. After work she has to drive back to Calgary’s south where she lives and parties. (Photo by Sam Hefford/SAIT)

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