Studio dance photographer Alexander Yakovlev creates stunning portraits of professional dancers to reveal the elegance or their bodily movement with the help of airborne flour. With the help of flour, the portrait clearly demonstrates the beauty of both dance and the powerful human body. Besides utilizing this powdery element, Yakovlev has also created a portfolio that allows black and white to meet color, ballet to meet break dance, and stationary poses to meet energetic, mid-air freeze frames. See more of Yakovlev’s works on 500px.
Berlin based dancer Mickael Jou get the idea from being taken photos by tourist, combines his love of photos with dance together and undertakes a project to capture 365 self-portraits. In this project, Jou creative seemingly defies gravity in some snaps, while others feature him in skillful dance poses. The results inject a sense of escapism to otherwise ordinary situations – Jou almost floating through the air. Quite interesting series. The only thing I can think when looks at these photos is why he need to take off his shoes, which makes he looks less like flying somehow.
Shot by Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte for the creative agency Norvell Jefferson in order to market Netherlands-based powdered milk producer Friesland Campina Kievit’s new creamers, this amazing photo set freezes extraordinary instants of an acrobatic dancer leaping and twirling amid dynamic clouds of powder. To acheive the marketing goal “Friesland Campina Kievit’s new sensational creamers are about to take over the world.”, a fully integrated marketing campaign was created by Norvell Jefferson. Individual particles of powder form incredible shapes around the dancer’s body as she pulls off impressive feats of balance and nimbleness. Suspended in midair, frozen in motion, the model appears as graceful and elegant as a bird spreading its wings and taking flight. Even though I am not quite sure how to those shots help to connect with the creamer powder, the photos are stunning by itself.
I know some animals can make dancing movement when they are trained, like the bear or dog in circus. While the photos with dancing-like animals presented in this post were accidentally captured by people. Maybe animals in picture did dance at that time or they just look like dancing to people but actually they were fighting or jumping (lol). But the photos are still pretty funny and I hope they are not photoshoped ones.
1. Dancing Birds ( I guess birds are born with talent of dancing, especially swan)