Mesmerized by the beauty of these dancers (22 photos)
Dane Shitagi was in search of a ballet dancer who could help him begin his project: to capture images of ballerinas in urban environments. Description from polyvore.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
I think photos of ballerinas are powerful and elegant. The focus on their bodies and form show a strength of the dancer. I was drawn to the lighting of this photo and how it moves the eyes from the tutu down to the arches of her feet. The backdrop is muted out to focus on the dancer and shines on her to outline her body.
Powerful Dance Portraits Capture the Elegance and Intensity of the Human Body in Motion
Moscow-based photographer Alexander Yakovlev has an amazing talent for conveying the elegant, refined energy of dancers. His stunning studio portraits capture dancers mid-pose, exuding a grace and power that is fortified by the primarily black and white aesthetic and clean scene compositions. Yakovlev’s photography provides viewers the opportunity to fully appreciate the majesty of a moving human body frozen in time, each image radiating an intangible element that makes it hard to look away…