After Four Years Of Collaboration With Choreographer Peter Martins And The New York City Ballet, Swiss Portrait Photographer Henry Leutwyler Was Granted Unprecedented Backstage Access To The Company During The Winter Of 2012 The Resulting Book, Ballet, Reflects 30 Years Of His Passion For The Art Form, Realized In 30 Days Of Photographing Leutwyler Inhabited The Shadows Of The Stage And Became Invisible, Recording Images Of The Dancers Using Nothing Than His 35mm Leica He Was Able To Explore The Performers Immediate Space, Affording A Abstract Portrait Of Their Frenzied Existence In An Art Form Predicated On Perfection This Clothbound Masterpiece Is An Homage To The Gritty World Behind The Curtain With Impresario Lincoln Kirstein, George Balanchine Co Created The New York City Ballet In 1948 What Followed Is Arguably One The Most Revolutionary Periods In Ballet History As He Redefined The Art Form, Introducing Abstract Works Performed With A Signature Speed, Musicality And Precision Under The Leadership Of Peter Martins, These Are The Hallmarks Of The Company To This Day, And This Book With Its Candid, Impressionistic Action Shots And Exquisite Use Of Color Serves As A Beautiful Tribute To The New York City Ballet S Cultural And Artistic Presence This New, Slimmer Edition Of Ballet Excludes The Section Of Additional Performance Documentation.Born In Switzerland In 1961, Henry Leutwyler Moved To Paris In 1985, Where He Apprenticed With Photographer Gilles Tapie And Rapidly Established Himself As An Editorial Photographer A Decade Later, He Moved To New York City Today, Leutwyler S Celebrity Portraits Can Be Found In The Pages Of Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Esquire Magazine And Time He Has Photographed The Likes Of Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts, Tom Wolfe, Rihanna And Martin Scorsese, To Name Only A Few Leutwyler Lives And Works In Downtown Manhattan. Most of the pictures are really fuzzy, soft focus, blurry photos There is one of a dancer on stage that recalls the Degas painting of the dancer on stage I liked that one because the fuzzy quality seemed to have a purpose For most of them, though, I
Feel dumb saying this, considering that the title of the books is PHOTOGRAPHS of the New York City Ballet , but was hoping to learn something about ballet by reading about it Gorgeous book, just not what I was looking for.
- 408 pages
- Henry Leutwyler
- Henry Leutwyler
- 02 November 2018 Henry Leutwyler