When I look at that photo, I always wish I'd been that matron.
Meanwhile, a matronly woman in early 1960s white dress, necklace, hat, and high heels, with hand bag hanging from the crook of her arm and a serious look on her face, observes B and V from further upstage.
What are you favorite INDIVIDUAL IMAGESamong all the ballet photographs you've seen?
Posted 28 March 2010 - 04:23 AM
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 07:21 AM
This is a fairly recent photo. It's a studio photo of Katia Carranza and Renato Penteado of the Miami City Ballet in Balanchine's Symphony in C second movement. Simply breathtaking!!
It's a very dramatic photo, but I just can't help noticing that the 180 degree line only runs from the top of the toe of the working leg to the knee of the supporting leg. That last segment skews forward on a slant and the knee is caved in.
So instead of a 6 o'clock image you have something more like a 5 o'clock image with the hour hand bent part way from the center.
This kind of distortion takes away from the other, much more lovely aspects of the photo
Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:32 PM
I have so many copies of great photos that I can't ever really choose a "favorite". And that would disrespect many photographers doing excellent work. Here is one I ran into recently that is a great pose, though as the notes say, this was caught mid-rehearsal. Farrell and Martins in their prime:
Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:19 PM
A recent photo of the Paris Opera Ballet corps all lined up as wilis from Giselle... I believe it was a promotional for the recent US tour.
And really...any photo of Tanaquil Leclerq. Her face and form is so photogenic... I can't think of another dancer that is as uniformly stunning in photos. I know this isn't quite what the thread is asking for but I really couldn't pick...
Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:48 PM
I ran across this unreleased photo by the great Robert Doisneau - from the looks of the round window it was taken in a POB practice room. One of my new favorites.
Posted 12 November 2013 - 12:36 PM
Wow -- the image is so dense, until you look at the bottom and it's just her foot!
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