“Please, close your eyes!
Breathe deeply in and out.
Let's open our hearts
To everything that’s going on around.
If you’re afraid or worried,
Think for a moment of your love.
Who you feel safe with
Your true love.
They give you wings to fly like doves.
Remember power of the thoughts in us.
Let's open our eyes and let this feeling be with us!”
By Anya Nesvitaylo / @anyanesvitaylo Read More
On the last day of Les Grands Ballets tour to Tel-Aviv, Israel we visited the Dead Sea. It was a great day for dancers to relax and have some fun after a week of run-throughs and performances. Read More
About a year ago I was commissioned by Les Grands Ballets de Montreal to photograph new advertising images for “Giselle”. I invite to look at how this shot came about. Read More
The objective for this photo shoot was to create a series of posed images of two dancers for marketing campaign of new production of “Lady Chatterley's Lover” by Les Grands Ballets choreographed by Cathy Marston. Beautiful gardens of Chateau Ramezay Museum was chosen as our location. And of course, the images wouldn’t turn out as hot if it wasn't for some rain. Read More
You will learn everything from preparing your photo shoot and working with dancers on set to lighting ballet poses and portraits, and editing. Read More
Here are some images from my session with world renowned choreographer Boris Eifman (Борис Эйфман), which happened during his company's tour of "Requiem" back in February in Montreal. Read More
This is Part II of celebrating women in Montreal community, celebrating women's history month and beginning of spring. Read More
A рreview of my photo shoot with prima ballerina of Eifman Ballet Maria Abashova (Мария Абашоаа). I was able to get one hour with Maria during the company's tour of "Requiem" in Montreal past February. Read More
During past Eifman Ballet's tour in Montreal I got the opportunity of photographing guest conductor Valeriy Platonov (Валерий Платонов), who conducted "Requiem". Read More
Monique writes in he FB post: "Last week Sunday... I had a pre-celebration of women's day with some of the kindest spirits that I have been blessed to cross paths with over the years here in Montreal... we talked about what it means to support each other... to inspire each other... and to show our inner beauty... on the outside too..." Read More
My friend and photographer Yvens Banatte (www.yvensb.co) interviewed me for his new podcast "Master the Light". We talk about lighting, medium format, ballet photography, style. And I do a post-production breakdown of one of my group portraits. Read More
It started with an idea pitch. Only this time I wasn't the one to pitch it. I was on the receiving end of it. Read More
For this shoot I used a very special camera combo, which I never thought was even possible. Read More
We had whole day shoot dedicated to Montreal's 375th. We shot at multiple landmark locations like Belvedere Mount Royal, Au Sommet Place Ville Marie, World Trade Centre, Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum. Read More
Photographing large groups can be very overwhelming, but not with these guys. Their group dynamics are very positive and enthusiastic, and even with thirteen new dancers the dynamics didn't change, which made my job as a photographer super easy. Read More
Society de Transport de Montreal (STM) has refused to display one of my ad images in the city’s metro system, considering it to be unacceptable. The image was created for Les Grands Ballets and is an advertising for their upcoming premier of "Stabat Mater" (Check out the FULL SHOOT). STM established that the poster could incite violence. Read More
We were very lucky to get permission for a 20 minutes photo shoot by AMPHITRITE FOUNTAIN & BLACK GRANITE REFLECTING POOL (the Property of Power Corporation of Canada) located in Montreal's World Trade Centre. Read More
Summer break for a male dancer is when one literally feels his body getting out of shape. For female dancers, on the other hand, this process is a lot more dramatic and emotional. So I do what I can to make them feel and look beautiful. Read More
I'm about to celebrate two years since moving to Montreal from Moncton. Over this period of time I've gone to Moncton few times to shoot for my local clients there. And now I'm thrilled to go there again. New dates are JULY 17th-21st Read More
Here's one more set of images from a test shoot with Marc. This time I photographed him in the studio against one of my canvases. Read More