What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Flour Children


Alexander Yakovlev

Back in the day, I was at a lot of photo shoots. I always enjoyed the way they sounded. The music, the click-click-click of the camera, the words of encouragement and directions from the photographer, the distant sounds of snorting from the bathroom*. (*It was the eighties.) But I suspect the sounds most prevalent at this shoot were coughing and sneezing. And maybe crying. I can’t imagine how these dancers will ever get the flour out of their noses and mouths and lungs and eyes.

Respiratory distress notwithstanding, I am nonetheless fascinated with these photos by lawyer-turned-photographer Alexander Yakovlev. He also takes many other, less-torturous photos of dancers and athletes, too.

All photos by Alexander Yakovlev.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Flour Children

  1. So much power in theses photos. Strength with grace.

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  2. Fantastic images! The dancers’ bodies are almost sculptural – stunningly so – but the addition of the flour creates the sense of movement and flow.

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  3. Amazing photography. Environmentally crazy.

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  4. Wow, the one with the hair!! I couldn’t imagine this, so I’m intrigued by the artist.

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