28 April 2011

the new york city ballerina project



dane shitagi photography | new york city ballerina project

"I tried to take pictures of the ballerinas – not of their dancing. I tried to stay focused on the dancers – not on their poses. I tried to portray their souls – not their steps. Ballerina Project is more about the dancer than the dancing. As photographers we often try to capture momentums of the dancing without really acknowledging the obvious: the camera is not exactly the best instrument to do it. The camera can only take stills of something that is in its essence a flow."  
- stunning photos and shitagi quote via my modern met.

isn't this series utterly amazing?
i love creative people.
(i especially love when photographers + ballerinas + nyc combine.)

guess what? we're headed for the big apple. i. am. so. excited. dan's parents are generously taking the family for an unforgettable weekend, i can hardly believe it! am totally up for anything on this trip. am hoping to introduce dan to the moma and walk arm in arm a lot. i have high hopes to take more pictures than necessary. and we've already decided that we'll be eating constantly. enjoy the royal wedding this weekend. i may or may not be watching it live on the jumbotron in times square! am going to be back before you know it. xo.

10 comments:

Dansie Family said...

i love ballerinas! i always wanted to be one, but am way too pigeon-toed and uncoordinated. my dream now lives in little e. her recital is tonight(3rd year of dance, but first of official ballet). good thing i didn't go to new york.

Annie said...

Oh my word, those photos are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing!

Ashli said...

I will be in NYC this weekend too! Maybe I will see you, only you won't know me, but I love your blog. Have fun!

Hil said...

Have so much fun!!! I am so excited for you and can't wait to hear all about it.

~Kristina said...

I love that ballerina project. Have a blast in NYC!

Jen said...

i was a ballerina but then broke my big toe at crucial moment in career and c'est no more!! lovely pictures and jealous of NYC. have fun!!

A Place to Reside said...

Thanks for sharing this photo project. It has really stuck with me since I looked at it. The images are so moving.

KJ said...

the coolest photo project I've seen in awhile. Enjoy!

AmberLee said...

wow oh wow. I can not wait to hear all about it--do not spare a detail!

Pink Frenchie said...

This is glorious! Thank you for sharing!

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