Dans le cadre du mois de la photo, le créateur Paul Smith expose ses clichés du Royal Ballet de Londres du 15 au 24 novembre sur les vitrines de sa boutique Boulevard Raspail. Cette série de photos en noir et blanc, présentée pour la première fois au Japon dans le Space Gallery de Paul Smith à Tokyo, montre les danseurs du Royal Ballet de Londres en plein travail.

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 Leanne Benjamin

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Marianella Nunez

 

La rencontre entre le créateur et le danseur australien Steven Mc Rae est à l'origine de ces clichés :

" Several months ago I was asked if I could meet a young man called Steven McRae who was a big fan of Paul Smith, which I did and he came to my studio in London. After meeting him I realised that he was a Principal Dancer of the Royal Ballet and that his history was very interesting, he was from Australia and his father had an extraordinary career as a drag car racer and he was one of the youngest Principals ever.

Through conversation with him and the Royal Ballet team I realised they were going to visit Japan later in the year and offered for them to maybe enjoy a party together in my Gallery at the Space shop in Tokyo.

To make it more special it was suggested that I photographed the principal dancers and that these photos were used as an exhibition to coincide with their visit. I have since photographed them and tried not to show them always dancing but more portraiture, basically trying to feel their character. I am pleased to say that the dancers are happy with the result and have in fact selected their own photographs from the ones that I took." Paul Smith

 

Du 15 au 24 novembre

22 Boulevard Raspail

75007 Paris

 

Sources et Images : Vogue, Paul Smith

 

 

 

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