Travis Dewitz | Midwest Editorial & Commercial Photographer » Photography Projects, Works of Art, and Environmental Portraits

The Ballerina

 

The Ballerina

The beauty of dance transfers almost effortlessly through photography. You can feel the grace, freedom, emotion, and expression of a dancer as he or she takes the stage. I believe that their ability to physically show without their voice is a perfect connection for photography. Most forms of dance are beautiful in one way or another but ballet and ballerinas hold a special place in my heart. Ballet has such graceful lines while being very structured with the ballerinas having to be very disciplined and exacting. They are strong but graceful which is an amazing contrast that I feel photographs incredibly well.

“What we do is beautiful, but fleeting.
It is not immortalized like music, poetry or art.
It doesn’t grow old in museums and churches.
It lives for now.
For this moment only.
And this is your moment.”