Kien Quan is a New York City based dance photographer. His passion and inspiration is found through his background as a bboy, also known as a breakdancer. Originally, he bought a camera to document his travels around the United States with his dance crew, 5 Crew Dynasty as they competed in high-level bboy and bgirl competitions around the country. Little did he know, a small little hobby would become his obsession.
I want to capture the essence of what inspires me to dance. It gives you the power to tune yourself to the music. It gives you an adrenaline rush like no other. It gives you the courage to execute when you are afraid. To be able to step to another dancer and challenge a bgirl or a bboy to a battle is like challenging someone to a fight. Instead of throwing fists, you are throwing down moves. Instead of hurting your opponent, you are looking to break his confidence. That aggression is still there. However, instead of destroying, you are creating visual art with your own body.
When I take a photograph of a dancer, I want the world to see what I see. The beauty. The chaos. The calamity before the dancer makes impact with the floor. Not everyone has the eye, the reaction, and the knowledge of the dance to photograph this as attractively and as authentically. With my knowledge of photography and my experience as a bboy, my goal is to fulfill this niche.
Today, armed with a camera, his goal is to bring the bboy and bgirl culture to the highest flattery possible through photography. Kien captures two types of pictures with dance photography. He aims to photograph dance events in a journalistic fashion. With inspiration from conceptual photographers such as Ray Demski, Joe McNally, and Chase Jarvis, he also seeks to photograph stunning portraits of dancers.
Check out 10 Most Jaw Dropping Bboy Photographs. Don’t forget to check his work at www.kienquanphotography.com and follow his facebook page at Kien Quan Photography !!

10 – Jamal ‘Nemesis’ Warren (Breaks Kru)

Bboy Nemesis

Bboy Nemesis

09 – Isaiah Yoon (Lionz of Zion)

Bboy Photographs Bboy Isaiah

Bboy Isaiah

08 – Dominic ‘Domkey’ Dimatteo (Lionz of Zion)

Bboy Domkey

Bboy Domkey

07 – Lucile ‘Frak’ Graciano

Bgirl Frak

Bgirl Frak

06 – Eugene ‘Loose Lee’ Choe (Dynamic Rockers)

Bboy Loose Lee

Bboy Loose Lee

05 – Menno Van Gorp (Hustle Kidz | 7 Commandoz | Mighty Zulu Kings)

Bboy Menno

Bboy Menno

04 – Cassandra ‘Defy’ Rivera

Bgirl Defy

Bgirl Defy

03 – Richard ‘Richie Rich’ Maguire (Full Force | Super Crew | Step Fenz)

Bboy Richie Rich

Bboy Richie Rich

02 – Sammy ‘Samo’ Soto (X-Fenz Crew)

Sammy Samo Soto

Sammy Samo Soto

01 – Anthony ‘Invertebrate’ Rodriguez (5 Crew Dynasty)

Bboy Invertebrate

Bboy Invertebrate

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