Ballerine de l’air, Aerial Photography by Award-Winning Photographer Brad Walls
Aerial Photography and Ballet
After the series ‘pools from above‘, Brad Walls just released a new one, Ballerine de l’air. Using aerial photography techniques Walls captures the dancers in a non conventional way. “Most people had seen Ballet photographed traditionally. While those photos are undeniably beautiful, I wanted to rewrite the composition, purely focusing on the unique shapes and shadows of the art form“.
“It was imperative to pay homage to the art of Ballet, whilst at the same time adding a new, modern spin which incorporated positions and shapes that were beyond the traditional art form.” Walls explains. “Watching an artist (Rubin) truly lose herself in her art form was truly a spine-tingling moment and a moment that a photographer can end up waiting many years to experience – if they get to experience it at all“.
Montana Rubin, Dancer at Australian Ballet
He contacted Montana Rubin, a member of the corps de ballet (body of the ballet) within the prestigious Australian Ballet. “Brad’s unique viewpoint also gave me an opportunity to see my art form quite literally from a different perspective.” Rubin expressed. Rubin was the model for this series and the result is exceptional.
Walls has several awards most recent ones being the First Prize in the Sport category and Runner up in the people’s category at the inaugural 2020 Aerial Photography Awards in Paris, France. Moreover, he was a Runner-Up at the Drone Photo Art Awards 2020 in Siena, Italy. The result is impressive. Enjoy.