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The Beauty and Power of Dance Captured in Photos Using Powder

German photographer Geraldine Lamanna has a great series of photographs titled “Powder Dance” that captures the elegance and powder of dance using white powder. Inspired by the music video for the song “Rolling In The Deep” by Adele, Lamanna coated dance instructor Olivia Maciejowski and two her dance students with powder, and then had them bust out their moves for the camera. The resulting photographs are meant to show “echoes” of the movement.

According to Maciejowski, the mother of one of the dancers was so moved by the final images that she teared up when she first saw them.

The rest of the series can be found in this Flickr set. You can also check out more of her work over on Facebook.

(via HuffPo via Photojojo)


Image credit: Photographs by Geraldine Lamanna and used with permission


 
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  • junyo

    It’s cool looking and all, but isn’t the whole “powder photography” genre kinda fad-ish at this point? It’s the “ringlight photography” or “HDR photography” of the last year. Don’t get me wrong, it’s well done, but it’s hardly original at this point. IMHO I think the second image would be much better w/o the powder.

  • DafOwen

    Agreed – all too common these days.
    The one that had the most impact for me was the Nike Football ad campaign of about 3 years ago.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=184806098 Joshua David

    Some of the powder rising from the floor has been photoshopped in… Does this ruin these for anyone?? I’m all for manipulation… it sucks the artist got lazy and used the same “splash” multiple times. Dead giveaway. Awesome pieces though

  • mbj

    It looks to me to just be powder left on the black backdrop that keeps appearing in the following shots. am I crazy? I know there is a lot of PS’d images out there, but I’m not sure this is.

  • http://profiles.google.com/slimspidey Spider- Man

    that is powder on the back drop, I think JD wants to flex his fauxtog ;)

  • Yessir

    It isn’t photoshopped Joshua. If you take a look at what is actually going on before you say it is ruined for you, notice that it is on a black backdrop, and the powder is residue from the previous shots and is there in all of them because it is on the backdrop, in camera, not PS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=184806098 Joshua David

    shopped. and that doesn’t ruin the image as a whole for me but it does take away from it.

  • Eric Lefebvre

    It’s not “photoshopped”, the powder lines you see on the right of the frame are on the BACK WALL. The dancer accidentally threw power unto the black backdrop hanging behind her.

  • Eric Lefebvre

    It’s not “photoshopped”, the powder lines you see on the right of the frame are on the BACK WALL. The dancer accidentally threw power unto the black backdrop hanging behind her.