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Dancers in Motion: Photography by Luis Pons

A photograph of two ballerinas performing on an underground train platformUntitled

Today’s featured artist is Luis Pons, a photographer who specializes in capturing images of dancers in motion. Luis’ photographs are really beautiful meditations on the acts of both dance, and photography. Luis says in his artist’s statement that his photography began as a way to combat depression and capture a moment of beauty and clarity.

A photo of a ballerina dancing along a seawall in an urban areaBallerina Galen Bolard

I can certainly see how these photographs also spread that happiness and peace onto the viewer. Ballet and Flamenco dancers are captured in various urban environments, both adding a level of aesthetic and personality to the scene, and enhancing the beauty in what is often overlooked. Taken out of their natural settings these dancers look almost supernatural.


In contrast, Luis’ studio photography captures the skill of the dancers, removing the backgrounds and allowing the viewer to focus on the bodies and positioning of the figures. These photos are really stunning to look at – see more on Luis’ website:

A black and white photo of two dancers in a ballet poseUntitled

A screen capture of the front page of Luis Pons' photography

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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