There's a lot of ballet photography out there, especially now as ballet is becoming more and more popular. It frequents fashion and couture shoots in Vogue and with designers such as Vivienne Westwood. All look fantastic and it's great to see takes on ballet from outside of a dancer's world. There's also some great ideas from individual photographers, here's 3 of our favourites:
Jordan Matter - Dancers Among Us
Jordan started out as a baseball player, then actor, then followed in his grandfather's steps and turned his hand to photography. The images are incredible and show all dance styles in the most bizarre and beautiful of places.
Have a look for yourselves here.
Ballerina Project - Dane Shitagi
"The Ballerina Project is an ongoing series of photographs created by photographer: Dane Shitagi. Constructed over the span of 12 years the Ballerina Project is not your typical "dance photography" but an etching of a ballerinas heart and emotions."
Most of the ballerinas featured have danced with companies like New York City Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, or are in training at place such as the School of American Ballet. The images originated using traditional camera methods.
A performing arts photographer within the Theatre, Dance and Musical scene in the UK. He features in The Guardian and Observer with reviews and features.
His stage photography is so beautiful and intriguing!
See his collection here