Ballerina is a project by Toronto-based photographer Vanessa Paxton. According to the artist, the series is a "photographic exploration into the simultaneous freedom and solitude of the dancer." Her goal was to create images that feature a rhythm of falling into sleep or waking up from a dream, the feelings of twilight consciousness where nothing exactly makes sense.
Photographer Dane Shitagi brings the beauty of ballet outdoors in the New York City Ballerina Project. Throughout the eight years that Shitagi has been bringing this collection to life, the New York City streets served as his backdrop. Rather than shooting in a studio, he wanted to take his creativity and inspiration from the world outside – preferring the rawness and atmosphere that only a living…