My name is Allen Parseghian and I am located in Los Angeles, California and my main interest is to photograph dancers. I have always been fascinated by the incredible forms that a human body can achieve, so I intend to freeze that moment of achievement through a super-fast burst of studio strobe and my modern lighting techniques, something that is impossible to catch with a naked eye. I enjoy working with professional performers because they have something unique to offer that one does not usually find or see on daily basis. Dancers offer a certain passion which is something I feed off of. To me, a ballerina is the most beautiful subject to photograph.
Having lived and travelled all over the world has made me understand and interact with people from various cultural backgrounds a lot better and more closely which to me is a truly beautiful thing. Photographing people is such an intimate thing to do, therefore being a people's person and the ability to put yourself in other people's shoes is a definite must.
As for my education, I have attended the University of California at Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for my undergraduate and graduate studies, respectively, both majoring in Electrical Engineering. Currently, I am working for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory during the day and do photography by night/weekend.
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