Ballet in Black & White

September 23, 2013  •  12 Comments

The Ballet School of Stamford - Still + Motion from LarJ Video Productions on Vimeo.

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One of the dreams that I suppressed as a child growing up was to be a ballerina. I don't even think I knew I wanted to be a ballerina as a child until a few weeks ago. I was a chubby child. I was also quite short. So I loved ballet and always admired the art, but never dared thinking too hard about it because I knew it wouldn't happen. I didn't have the body of a ballerina.

I also wanted to be a cheerleader, but I was way too quiet and shy to scream and do flips. And wear a mini skirt.

Thank God for growth spurts, eh?

Haha.

But anyway, I've decided to "think hard" about this ballet thing, but in a new way. I've decided that I want to express my love for the art in the form of my favorite kind of art: photography.

I saw an ad on Facebook for The Ballet School of Stamford. I didn't hesitate to send Marti an e-mail requesting that she "give me some of her students to take pictures of." I didn't really expect her to respond to me, honestly. When she did, I almost screamed out loud. She invited me to come to the school to photograph 2 classes. It wasn't exactly what I had in mind haha, but the work I produced totally made it worth it.

And I say that as humbly as possible :D

Introducing: "Ballet in Black & White." Here is the first class, "Technique."

The Ballet School of StamfordTechnique

The Ballet School of StamfordTechnique This girl really caught my eye. She stood out from the other girls, mostly because of how mature her moves were. I asked the instructor about her. It turns out that she's an alumnus. She's in her sophomore year of college. That explains it! Excellent work, young lady :)

The Ballet School of StamfordTechnique


The Ballet School of StamfordTechnique

Then we had a lunch break and then class started again. This one is Pointe, my fave.

The Ballet School of StamfordPointe The Ballet School of StamfordPointe The Ballet School of StamfordPointe The Ballet School of StamfordPointe The Ballet School of StamfordPointe The Ballet School of StamfordPointe Isn't ballet absolutely beautiful?? One of these days, I want to photograph an entire performance at the Palace Theatre. That would be amazing.

 


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12.Melissa Avey - Cambridge Photographer(non-registered)
Beautiful ballet shots
11.debbie(non-registered)
love the black and white ballet photos
10.Anne Herbert(non-registered)
Very pretty!
9.Debbie Wong(non-registered)
One of my favorite subjects, ballerinas! I really like this all done in BW.
8.francesca caputo(non-registered)
great shots, i've always loved ballet photos. they're so delicate and beautiful. nice work!
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