ABOUT

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Erik Saulitis is a Minneapolis-based photographer who specializes in capturing the beauty of dance and motion. During his 30+ year career, he has worked extensively with the James Sewell Ballet and many other dance companies throughout the Twin Cities. Erik has always been fascinated by the powerful emotion that can be captured through dance photography; his goal with Danceprints is to capture this passion and empower others to enjoy, ponder, and explore the exquisite movements.

THE WORK

All photographs are captured in a studio setting where Erik can control the lighting and compositions to create the particular mood desired for each image. All of his images are shot as you see them; no composite work or photoshop "magic." It's an artistic choice he believes further brings the passion and beauty of the dancers to life; what you see in each image is what actually happened in-studio. Erik also handles printing, matting, resin pouring, and framing for every photograph available from his studio.

Prints come framed with a hand-poured resin coating; this finish is easily cleaned with Windex and a microfiber cloth. Custom sizes and framing are available upon request.

2019
ART SHOWS
& FESTIVALS

Main Street, Fort Worth Art Festival

Fort Worth, TX

APRIL 11-14

Art in the Square

Southlake, TX

APRIL 26-28

Artisphere,

Greenville, South Carolina

MAY 10-12

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival   
Reston, VA

MAY 17-19

Denver Arts Festival

Denver, CO

MAY 25-26

Iowa Arts Festival

Iowa City,  IA

MAY 31-JUNE 2

Columbus Arts Festival

Columbus, OH

JUNE 7-9


Art Fair on the Square

Madison, WI 

JULY 13-14

Kohler Arts Center, Midsummer Festival of the Arts
Kohler, WI

JULY 20-21

Loring Park Art Festival

Minneapolis, MN

JULY 27-28

Uptown Art Fair

Minneapolis, MN

AUGUST 2-4

Armonk Outdoor Art Show

Armonk, NY

SEPTEMBER 21-22

Bethesda Row

Bethesda, Maryland

OCTOBER 12-13

AWARDS

Uptown Art Fair

Best of Photography


MINNEAPOLIS, MN

St James Court

Best of Photography


LOUISVILLE, KY

Oconomowoc Art Fair

Best of Photography


OCONOMOWOC, WI

Art on the Square

Best of Photography


LAKE FOREST, IL

Omaha Summer Arts Festival

Award of Merit


OMAHA, NE

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Award of Excellence


ST LOUIS, MO

Main Street Fort Worth Art Festival

Juror's Award


FORT WORTH, TX

Midwest Salute to the Arts

Best of Photography

 

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL

West Loop Art Festival

Best of Photography


CHICAGO, IL

Lincoln Arts Festival

Best of Photography

 

LINCOLN, NE

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

Judges Choice Award


BETHESDA, MD

Port Clinton Art Show

Outstanding Achievement

 

PORT CLINTON, IL

Art on the Square

Invitational Award


MADISON, WI

TESTIMONIALS

"This is the most original take on ballet photography I have seen."


BARBARA, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE FT. WORTH DALLAS BALLET GUILD

 

"Beautiful photos. "


GAYLE, PRESIDENT OF BRUCE WOOD DANCE COMPANY

 

"I love the movement in Erik’s pieces. He captures the deep vibrancy of life."


MINNEAPOLIS, MN

 

"The photography in this booth is my favorite. It is stunning."


LAKE FORREST, IL

"We receive more comments and compliments on Erik’s work than all the others in our home combined."


TUCSON, AZ

"Erik’s photography draws you in and pulls you back."


WAYZATA, MN

HANGING

All Danceprints photographs come shipped with ​a hand-cut French cleat hanging system. Below are instructions for how to hang your photo once it arrives.

Pop out bottom piece from left end.

Hold piece with uneven side on top.

Place against wall; drill in with top part slanting up toward you.

Hang! Both sides of the cleat will interlock for a secure mount.

CONTACT

© 2018 by Erik Saulitis