This evening, I was lucky enough to attend a preview evening for a friend's photography exhibition. Asya Barskaya is a portrait photographer and has an incredible skill for making people relax in front of the camera. When I needed a profile image for my business, I attended one of Asya's portrait days. Normally, I don't like photos of myself. However, when Asya sent my proof sheet through, I couldn't actually decide which one I wanted!
However, her new exhibition is something a little bit different. Asya loves salsa dancing and it is an important part of her life. So, when she was invited to take photos for Salsa Bachata Social Club, she was thrilled. The photos are taken in a dark night club, with flashing lights and moving people - there's no stopping for the camera. Her images are beautiful. She has captured the intimacy of the dance couples and the fun of the evening perfectly. I'd highly recommend dropping in to the exhibition if you're in the area. It's running from 28 July to 1 August, 12-5pm at Old Fire Station Gallery, 66 Market Place, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2AG.