Who’d have thought that twerking could be so beautiful, artistic and moving?
Incredibly, A River With Late Waters by Alina Noir was posted over two years ago and has only just reached 400 views on Youtube. It deserves a LOT more exposure because its one of the best things on the whole site. So please reblog this, leave appreciative comments and generally be grateful you got to see such a work of unique genius.
Alina Noir is a Romanian-born photographer who has an artist’s studio in Lyon where she works with a team of theater actors and ballet dancers. Because Lyon is a Renaissance city, her work is impregnated by her surroundings, and she is influenced by classical paintings. Her big idols are Caravaggio and Fra Filippo Lippi. She says that:
I shoot theatre and nude photography. Shooting nude came to me just as naturally as shooting black-and-white. Nudity is a very strong costume which can express an infinite variety of human situations and emotions, like force, fragility, sexual despair, attractiveness, solitude, or connection. I am interested in observing how bodies interact with each other and in a given space. I am very lucky to have a team of theater actors and dancers who are able to communicate my ideas through movements and facial expressions. Everybody I work with has a strong interest in art and a healthy artistic practice which they complement by working with me. It is a great privilege to have models who find pleasure in using their bodies as a vehicle for emotion, not just as attractive surfaces.
This is a fine example of her black and white photography featuring the same model, Caroline, who is in the video.
And this is one of her classically influenced photos though I’m not sure which painting this is based on.