Les Grands Ballets. Company Portrait

On my birthday back in August 2016 I got to create a group portrait of Les Grands Ballets de Montreal dancers for their 2016-2017 Season.

So far this is the largest group portrait I got to make. Prepping for the shoot was a fun challenge: my assistant Pascale and I had to tape two 11' seamless backdrops side by side in order to give us enough width for 18 people group.

We shot a variety of moods from serious and glam to kind and fun. Final shots were to be in black and white (yes!) and the company went with the serious look.

Few layers and LOTS of masking later these final images were created.

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Assistant: Pascale Methot

  • Equipment list:
  • Phase One DF with P30+ digital back
  • - Schneider 80mm LS
  • 2x Profoto 7A packs
  • Elinchrom Ranger RXElinchrom 7' EL OCTA

Post-Production Overview GIF