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.
John Bisbee has spent nearly 30 years welding and forging 12-inch nails into amazing works of sculptural work. He hammered, bent, welded or fastened those nails together and create geometric sculptures, organic installations, and unwieldy objects. When asked why choose nails as medium, Bisbee shared with American Craft “Only nails, always different. A nail, like a line, can and will do almost anything. What can’t you draw with a line? The nail is just my line.” To check more of his work, check johnbisbee.com.
Want see something mind blowing? Take a look at the incredible painting made by Canadian artist Robert Gonsalves who have a fun way of twisting your perception and causing you to question what in his paintings, if anything, is real. The most obvious feature of Gonsalves’s painting is there is no clear boundary between the multiple stories Gonsalves tries to tell, which forces the viewer to jump back and forth and give a kind of optical illusion.
If you like this series, you probably will also enjoy the other optical illusion works on our site.
When we are still kids, we have always been told “Don’t play with fire”, which is definitely true. However, this rule doesn’t apply to those well trained fire dancers who can present us with incredible performance by playing with fire. It is quite amazed to see how the dangerous element becomes a mesmerizing element in those performer’s hands and mouths. In those skilled hands, the trace of fire can not only be complicated pattern but some surprising shape. Take a look at our today’s collection “15 Stunning Photos of Play with Fire” and hope you enjoy it.