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Whenever a prima ballerina takes the stage, she is the very picture of perfection. Inspired by this elegance, Japanese photographer Hajime Yoshida searches for the reality to be found elsewhere:… Read more
Background Information about Hajime Yoshida
In his series Dancers, Yoshida reveals intimate moments in analog black-and-white photographs. He shows how young dancers prepare for their performances. In their composition and the use of light and dark contrasts, the works develop a fascinating tension that can only be deciphered upon deeper inspection.
There is a clear sense of Yoshida’s proximity to fashion photography. At the same time, his work evokes associations with the paintings of Edgar Degas and Pierre Carrier-Belleuse, French artists at the start of the 20th century who depicted young ballet dancers at their rehearsals. Yoshida utilizes the subject’s inherent elegance to create graceful, extremely beautiful masterpieces.