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Ballet. The Silver. The Gold.

“Ballet. The Silver. The Gold.” is a 77-photo series made in collaboration with seven dancers from the Houston Ballet and was inspired by previous experiments with body paint photography. The strong metallic quality, yet a vulnerable state of the dancers create a visual universe in which the lines between human form, light, and dance are blurred.

“Ballet. The Silver. The Gold.” is a 77-photo series made in collaboration with seven dancers from the Houston Ballet and was inspired by previous experiments with body paint photography. The strong metallic quality, yet vulnerable state of the dancers creates a visual universe in which the lines between human form, light, and dance are blurred. A black, seamless backdrop that slowly transitioned into gray flooring was selected as the setting for the photoshoot. The lighting for the project was a single diffused overhead light source. Dancers were painted using a mixture of metallic powder and mixing liquid. Silver paint was used for the men and gold paint for the women. The photoshoot was an all-day process in which each dancer was painted for about an hour and then photographed for another hour.