Breathtaking Portraits Ballet’s Finest Dancing on the Streets of New York
Omar Z. Robles is a photographer with a background in mime performance, which helped to inspire a series of photographs where he captures the elegance and beauty of ballet in the grimy urban setting on the streets of New York.
The contrast is amazing, as ballet dancers are snapped in various poses to create stunning portraits of their moves, except there is no grandiose setting or stage for them, just the realistic streets of a city, featuring puddles, traffic lights, pedestrians, and phone boxes – everyday things you would expect to find wandering down the streets.
As Robles explains in an interview, “Like mime theater, photography [is] an amazing nonverbal communication medium…Yet it allowed [me] to capture fleeting emotions and tell a story for a much longer time than mime theater could.”
He goes into detail regarding how ballet…
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