A New York City photographer has used the grace and serenity of ballet dancers to bring a sense of quiet calm to some of New York City’s most urban areas.
Omar Z. Robles, 34, photographed a number of ballet dancers performing in front of the city’s industrial backdrop, before posting the images to his personal Instagram account
None of the pictures give any indication of the chaos of the surrounding city streets. Instead, the dancers display the human form at its finest as they appear to soar through the air amidst industrial landscapes rather than the safety of a theater stage.
Strike a pose! Omar Z. Robles’ images portray stunning ballet poses in urban street settings, making for a stark contrast
Mr Robles has managed to capture dancers flying through the air, posing under traffic bridges and lending a new perspective on the urban landscape of the Big Apple.
The stunning photographs see the performers snapped in subway cars, alleyways and the streets of the city as they pose and jump, and pirouette.
The dancers appear as immaculately as they would if they were to be on stage with their tutus fluffed and their pointe shoes expertly laced up.
Robles places his subjects in some of the city’s most exposed places including the High Line, South Street Seaport and under the Manhattan Bridge.
Leap of faith: The pictures are a visual treat as they blend urban landscapes with the serenity of the ballet
Take a bow: Mr Robles has more than 42,000 followers on Instagram
‘I’m in love with how you can express and create all these beautiful lines and movements with just the human body,’ he told Mashable.
New York-based Mr Robles discovered photography about 15 years ago when he was a college student at L’École Internationale de Mimodrame de Paris Marcel Marceau.
He says he ‘fell in love with its ability to capture and immortalize the moment’ adding that he is also ‘fascinated with the human body.’
He has now amassed 42,000 Instagram followers many of whom have been quick to note the beauty captured within his striking dance portraits.
‘This is so amazing! I wish I could dance,’ wrote user jtravelogue. ‘I don’t know what to say but u r simply great’ added Istagram user abelendabea. ‘Your photos and style are stunning! Such an inspiration.’