Photography on the Web
Posted 06 November 2005 - 01:50 PM
Thanks very much
Posted 06 November 2005 - 02:22 PM
If you're interested in Bolshoi and Mariinsky dancers, photographer Aleksei Brajnikov's site:
... I was wondering if anyone knew what other websites or venues existed with good (and prominent) ballet photography...
offers many fairly large photos. On the upper right there are nine lines listing dancers in alphabetical order. Click on a line and their photos appear. Click on photos to enlarge.
Posted 06 November 2005 - 03:20 PM
Posted 07 November 2005 - 12:32 AM
Posted 29 November 2005 - 09:15 PM
He conveys the sense of movement in Lopatkina's arms-as-wings very nicely:
And has some intense photos of Maximova and Vasiliev:
Many more photos of dancers, past and present, may be accessed on his site by clicking on their names in the upper right corner. Clicking on a photo will enlarge it and often expand the view.
Posted 14 May 2006 - 08:34 PM
I have been searching for some time for photographs of my favorite dancers and have been building up quite a little collection, but Google Images, Yahoo Images and even Corbis stock photography can only do so much. I was wondering if anyone knew what other websites or venues existed with good (and prominent) ballet photography, or if any of the photographers mentioned on the "Who are your favorite ballet photographers?" thread have their own websites? I know Rosalie O'Connor does. Or perhaps other photographers affiliated with major companies..(ie. ABT..)?
Thanks very much
In response to your request for ballet photography web sites, I have a number of ballet photographs on my new web site ballet-photography.com. These are mostly photographs of the Washington Ballet, but include a number of "prominent" dancers, often before they became well known.
Stephanie Walz, when she was with the "Young Dancers of the Washington Ballet", later with ABT
Hilary Canary, later with ABT (note: I believe her name was changed when she joined ABT, I am not sure what it was changed to; if anyone can tell me I would appreciate that)
Amanda McKerrow, sho starred with the WB and later went to ABT
John Goding, who was (and still is) a long time principal with the WB
Most of these photographs were taken quite a few years ago, but I am more interested in the design and composition of the image, rather than who the dancers are. I have many more that I like and have exhibited as fine art images, and I will be adding some more of them to the web site as I find time. I also did photograph Paloma Herrera for Dance Magazine when she was performing in Washington a few years back, but she is not yet on my web site. Some ballet photographs are also on my general photography web site at DonBeckerPhoto.com .
I hope one or more of these dancers are on your "favorites" list.
Posted 14 May 2006 - 09:01 PM
Thanks for inserting the link to BalletTalk on your site!
Posted 14 May 2006 - 10:51 PM
The whole review, written by Alexandra Tomalonis, is here:
American Ballet Theatre has long had a special place in Washington's ballet world........ Washington dancers filled the roster: Washington School of Ballet's Marianna Tcherkassky, Amanda McKerrow, Bonnie Moore, Hillary Ryan, Kevin McKenzie, Robert Wallace, now Stephanie Walz
Here's a picture from 25 years ago where Canary's face is clearer:
Her name has been spelled both with one "l" and two, and I'm not sure which is right.
Posted 17 May 2006 - 04:28 PM
Posted 17 May 2006 - 10:26 PM
Posted 18 May 2006 - 01:24 PM
The photo under "Nureyev" of Fonteyn and Nureyev Paradis perdu is amazing.
(Unsolicited advice for those opening it at work or anywhere else where you might need to be inconspicuous: turn the volume on your computer/speakers to "off." There's music on the site, and I think I just startled a co-worker to death.)
Posted 18 May 2006 - 01:36 PM
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