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Fashion Editorial | Lil Buck elevates Jookin’ to a new art

photographer Daniel Jackson

I enjoy photographing dancers and I’ve been quite fortunate to take dance photography workshops with Lois Greenfield.   Imagine my glee, when I discovered WSJ Magazine paired Joan Smalls and Lil Buck in a glamorous dance inspired fashion editorial.  

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Yo Yo Ma and Lil Buck perform Camille Saint-Saens’  The Swan at The National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing, China in 2011.  Born Charles Riley, Lil Buck was raised in Memphis and practices Jookin; a street dance that combines the illusion of floating gracefully in slow motion, fluid footwork, and gansta walking.

source:  photographer Daniel Jackson for WSJ Magazine; video via WSJ Magazine.