Ballet, by Alexey Brodovitch

Why?

““I love the fact he had a day job as an art director, but he also had the desire to make photos. He went and he did the ballet; they're kind of grainy, and ultimately pretty low-tech in terms of the technique, and he used that to his advantage. I just love that there's so much mood, sensuality, drama, sweat, and dynamism in these pictures. I like that he carved out a subject that he was able to make a wonderful set of pictures, and then the book itself, the way it's laid out. I like that body of work, because I think it's just one more example of there are photographs waiting to happen everywhere, and even if you don't dedicate yourself to photography full-time, you have a chance to do something significant.”
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- Kathy Ryan, Photographer