Urban ballet dancers photographed by Omar Z. Robles.
Omar Z. Robles is a New York City based photographer who tries to interpret the world through narrative photography in urban environments. In an ongoing photo series, Omar Z. Robles captures the aesthetic movements of ballet dancers in rugged cityscapes and apartments. His interest in story telling was awakened by legendary mime actor Marcel Marceau. He taught him how to use movement as a language. Robles’ stunning series shows different dancers in a variety of acrobatic movements. Their highly aesthetic dance moves create a fascinating and unique body language. At first glance, their movements form a contrast with the urban environment, but on closer contemplation, you will recognize that every movement seems to interact with its surroundings. Each gentle flow of a dancer’s body seems to offer a short story.
Before Omar Z. Robles started to work on this photo series of urban ballet dancers, he was shooting photographs of diverse celebrities, artists, athletes, politicians or random people for different projects and clients such as The Chicago Tribune’s Hoy, Metro San Juan, Latino Leaders, etc. The photo series rapidly gained a lot of attention. Below you can find a few examples of his work. For more, please visit Omar Z. Robles’ website or follow him on Instagram.