This week’s art inspiration is photographer Dane Shitage’s Ballerina Project. When I stumbled across the Ballerina Project a couple of years ago I was immediately sold. I used to dance ballet as a little girl and really appreciate all the hard work that is behind of all that effortless looking movement.
In Dane’s pictures however, catching the movement of dance doesn’t play the most important part. Using New York’s streets as a background Dane beautifully captures ballerinas spirit and creativity in an extraordinary way. I love the juxtapositioning of urban environment and ethereal dancers and could spend hours just looking at those pictures, thinking about what the story behind that moment could be. I have purchased three of those prints, which are now on my wall, and often take breaks while working to immerse myself in the colors and feelings. By the way, Ballerina Project pictures have been taken on traditional photographic film.
“Ballet is not technique but a way of expression that comes more closely to the inner language of man than any other.”
- George Borodin
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