Brad Walls, an Australian photographer known for stunning aerial photos, has unveiled his new series Ballerine de l’air (Ballerina from the air).
The series explores the beautiful art of Ballet from above and is lightly inspired by an image from the late Oliver Cotton’s Teacup ballet. With this series, Walls wanted to escape from the photography that Ballet was usually captured by, stating “Most people had seen Ballet photographed traditionally… and while those photos are undeniably beautiful, I wanted to rewrite the composition, purely focusing on the unique shapes and shadows of the art form.”
For the series to work, Walls got in touch with Montana Rubin, a member of the corps de ballet (body of the Ballet) within the Australian Ballet. Due to the pandemic, Rubin was not currently performing on stage, and thus she took no convincing to work with Walls, saying “With his clean aesthetic and attention to detail, I was excited to see how our worlds could mesh” further adding “Brad’s unique viewpoint also gave me an opportunity to see my art form quite literally from a different perspective.”
Find more work by Brad Walls here.