Photographer Omar Z. Robles, got an idea of mixing the softness of ballet movement and hardness of brick and steel of New York City. Knowing The City, those shots were taken very early mornings, otherwise dancers posing for Omar’s camera would not survive in NYC traffic. 😀
Photography of Omar Z Robles
The Ballet On Hard Pavement
“When I started photography I had a fear of portraits. I’m not much of confrontational person. In order to create compelling portraits you really need to make yourself vulnerable to and with your subject. I knew that then and it scared me. Nevertheless, I’m quite stubborn, if I feel something intimidates me I will most likely try and face it. “
Omar Z Robles
Before Omar’s adventure with photography began, he wanted to be a mime artist, so I’m not surprised how well his cooperation with ballet dancers is going. Having studied in L’École Internationale de Mimodrame de Paris Marcel Marceau (The International School of MIME Marcel Marceau in Paris), he understands the concept of using body movements to create a narrative of a story.
It took me a moment to realize that this is a reflection in a pool of water.