Stephen Marino, a former dancer, hangs up his dancing shoes and picks up a camera.
How did you go from dance to photography? I’d been a competitive ballroom dancer for 12 years. After Hurricane Hugo uprooted my town in ’89, I ended up working in retail. But I really wanted to get back to dance, so I borrowed a friend’s point-and-shoot, went to a local studio, and asked to shoot one of their showcases. I sold the prints and decided to go back to dancing as a photographer, because there are a lot of opportunities in dance-sport. I just called up my friends, and everyone needed shots, so right off the bat I was busy.