Real Life Of Ballet Dancers In Photography By Rick Guest
Ballet is beautiful in it’s effortless grace and fluid movement. However, Dance photographer Rick Guest wants to show you the truth of grueling training in his photo series “What Lies Beneath.” After many years, he started appreciating not only the dance, but also the preparations and the amount of human effort that went into. That’s why the dancers in Guest’s book are so stark, raw, and human.
“In an art form that deliberately conceals the enormity of effort that goes into its creation, we are not meant to see behind the curtain,” Guest said in an online interview. “But I think that this does a great disservice to the dancers, and that having a sense of what lies beneath both enhances our experience of the performance and leads to a more profound appreciation of the dancer’s essential being.” The photos will also be exhibited in Hospital Club Gallery in London in January.