Pickled Thoughts Explores the Physical and Flexible Beauty of Dance

Dance Photography by Pickled Thoughts

Dance Photography by Pickled Thoughts

If you visit any professional photographer’s website you’re bound to find that their work is typically – and understandably – divided into some rather traditional categories. Most of them will have a section dedicated to ‘portraits’ for example. Others may photograph ‘Architecture’, ‘Landscapes’ or ‘Models’. If you’ve seen as many sites as I have then you’ll no doubt know how frequently these categories crop up. That’s why I was excited to see that the photographer Pickled Thoughts had one category I haven’t seen appear too often. That category is: ‘Dance’.

Dance Photography by Pickled Thoughts

While my attendance at contemporary dance shows often falls under the remit of ‘boyfriend duty’, I still can occasionally be wowed by a performance. Dance is an art-form which holds such grace, beauty and elegance, but it’s also incredibly physically demanding. It’s one of the wonderful dichotomies you witness during any performance and I feel that these photographs do a great job of demonstrating the flexibility of the dancers while never distracting from the beauty of their movements.

Dance Photography by Pickled Thoughts

Dance Photography by Pickled Thoughts

The lighting, composition and energy in this work is great and I highly recommend you check out the full series here.

October 6, 2014 / By

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