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Bursts of Beauty

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Richard Calmes
Richard Calmes

Widely known throughout the dance community, photographer Richard Calmes is famous not just for his glorious, action-filled pictures, but also for his easy manner and instant rapport with his subjects.

“Birds use their wings to fly because they do not know how to dance.”

-Zeynap Okcu via RichardCalmes.com

In 2005, Calmes was hired to take a publicity still as a favor for a regional pre-professional dance company. The photographer was instantly captivated by the dancers’ bodies and the amazing things they could do with them. Thus, his passion for dance photography was born.

You can see all of Richard Calmes’s glorious photography on his website and on Facebook and Instagram.

And now, my favorite thing: a behind-the-scenes video!

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The beautiful Kylie Morton Berry

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The beautiful Abigrace Diprima

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The beautiful Maggie Ellington

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The beautiful Mary Kate Edwards @mk.edwards

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The beautiful Bailey Harbaugh

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The beautiful Elizabeth Yilmaz-Dobrow

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The beautiful Avery Ward

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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!

12 thoughts on “Bursts of Beauty

  1. The photos with fabric are my favorites. Click in the nic of time.

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  2. Breath taking. So talented.

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  3. He is one of the best. Hal

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  4. These photos are breathtaking! I keep scrolling back trying to decide my favorite, but they are all my favorite!

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  5. The photographs are amazing. The poses are so dynamic and the lighting so dramatic that it makes the human figures very sculptural. It is always fascinating to see the process and, in this case, the interplay between the models striking the pose and the instant of pressing the camera shutter is so critical. Such precision timing.

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  6. What a wonderful find! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. The behind-the-scenes video is fantastic.

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