Photographer Omar Robles, a New York based photographer, has captivated people around the world with his photography which juxtaposes dancers against rugged city landscapes.
In one of his recent shoots, thanks to a grant from the Bessie Foundation, Robles travelled to Cuba to capture ballerinas dancing in the streets.
The results are sensational.
Robles has amassed over 220k followers on Instagram and from the pictures below you can see why.
This is probably one of my favorite images from my shoots in Cuba. While I was shooting Daniela Cabrera, this elderly woman got really close to her and just stood there watching her for the longest time. I'm almost certain she didn't even notice me shooting. It seemed as if she was reminiscing about her own youth. As she stood, I moved back to adjust my composition and include her into the frame. #OZR_Dance || #🇨🇺💃 || #Cuba
Thrilled to announce I will be one of @fujifilmx_us guest speakers at @bhphoto OPTIC 2016 (Outdoor Photo/Video, Travel Imaging Conference) My talk will be held this Monday June 6th at 11:15am and you can register following the link on my profile. You can also register for the Livestreaming if you are not in NYC. Looking forward to share some work with the attendees. On this photograph: Daniela Cabrera #OZR_Dance | #Cuba #| #🇨🇺💃
"Over the past two years I’ve devoted my work almost exclusively to photographing ballet dancers within urban settings.” Robles wrote in his blog. “Cuba has one of the top ranked ballet companies, thus why I dreamt of visiting the island for a long time. Their dancers are just some of the best dancers in the world. Perhaps it is because movement and rhythm runs in their afro-caribbean blood, but most likely it is due to the Russian school of training which is part of their heritage."
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