Award-winning drone photographer Brad Partitions is again with one other fantastically symmetrical picture collection that recasts a well-known topic into an aerial perspective. His newest collection invitations the viewer to expertise the great thing about ballet from above.
Partitions tells PetaPixel that he was initially impressed to discover this topic by Olive Cotton’s well-known 1935 picture “Teacup Ballet.” He realized that, for almost all of individuals, they’d solely ever seen this topic photographed from an everyday vantage level; and whereas top-down imagery of structure and landscapes is exceedingly in style, top-down ballet match proper in to Partitions’ trademark model of aerial portraiture. The problem, says Partitions, was to pay applicable tribute to such a fragile artform.
“I had photographed folks from above – together with Olympians and fashions – and whereas these pictures had been very compelling, I knew right here that combining such a prestigious artwork kind with an alternate view would actually be the embodiment of my work,” says Partitions. “It was crucial to pay homage to the artwork of Ballet, while on the similar time including a brand new, trendy spin which included positions and shapes that had been past the normal artwork kind.”
He completed this, first, by selecting the suitable topic: Montana Rubin from the Australian Ballet. He then sought out places and “backgrounds” that may solid Rubin within the applicable gentle… generally actually. The outcomes are undeniably lovely:
In fact, aerial images poses its personal, distinctive challenges as Rubin defined to PetaPixel over e-mail:
On the second website capturing (website with the attractive tiles), my drone wasn’t taking off because of being near Sydney Airport… I had forgotten to use for the allow to take off inside a restricted space. We needed to postpone the shoot until the following day as soon as I had approval.
I really feel that is one thing very distinctive to aerial photographers…
Only a enjoyable anecdote that aerial photographers would possibly relate to.
If you need to see the total “Ballerine de l’Air” collection for your self or discover extra of Partitions’ spectacular aerial images, head over to his web site or give him a comply with on Instagram. You too can discover his work in our current characteristic of the 2020 Aerial Pictures Awards, the place Partitions took first place within the Sports activities class.
Picture credit: All photographs by Brad Partitions and used with permission.