Russian Photographer Captures Explosive Dance Portraits That Will Blow You Away

Alexander Yakovlev is a Moscow-based graduate from the faculty of law at the Russian State University For the Humanities.

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Looking at his photos, it’s abundantly clear that Yakovlev’s talents extend far beyond the courtroom.

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Yakovlev perfectly captures the art and beauty of movement in each frame as a studio-dance photographer among other things.

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Yakovlev’s photography spans a wide spectrum of dance styles, from ballet to break-dancing.

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His portraits show each sinewy muscle and every strand of hair.dance portraits

Flour is an important part in many of his photo series.  Yakovlev makes his images come alive by introducing flour as a dynamic element.

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The effect is nothing short of amazing— clouds of flour perfectly emphasize the power of a body in motion.

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