April 22, 2021

Puerto Rican Photographer Brings Back His Childhood With His New Ballet Photoshoot

Courtney Stohlton

Photographer Omar Z. Robles has brought a great collection of ballet shots with a hint of a personal involvement. After visiting New York, Mexico and Cuba, he goes back home in Puerto Rico. As usual, he hired local ballerinas to participate in his shooting capturing them in urban landscapes. What adds the compassion to these images is the history of the background. Trying to cope with the family hardship, he visited the places that remembered him of his youth, trying to capture the nostalgia of the past times.

  Vianca E. Palacios

“These photographs carry a weight far more important than any other place I’ve visited recently. These photos are the way I bring home back with me,” says the artist.

By adding this personal touch, his dance photography become more sentimental than just what meet the eye. As the ballerinas shape their bodies, they are somehow also paying homage to the photographer’s past, creating art from the places that shaped his life.

          Vianca E. Palacious

Vianca E. Palacious

Camila M. Rosado

Camila M. Rosado

      Laura Valentín

         Laura Valentín

   Laura Valentín

    Laura Valentín

      Laura Valentín

  Courtney Stohlton

Courtney Stohlton

  Courtney Stohlton

 Courtney Stohlton

Courtney Stolhton

Get a behind the scenes look at how Robles captures the spirit of dance in his photography.

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