Powerfully Poetic Self-Portraits of a Former Dancer

Australian dancer-turned-photographer Ingrid Endel has used her camera as a creative outlet ever since her dancing career was cut short, after 12 years of training, due to repeated knee injuries. Thankfully, the young creative found a new passion for photography that allows her to incorporate her love of dance.

Endel's powerfully poignant images exhibit a beautiful blend of darkness and light, reflecting the Brisbane-based photographer's own situation as someone having to give up something she loves in order to discover a new source of joy. In addition to her own story, Endel's photos are heavily inspired by nature and elegantly include floral motifs to create a dreamy, poetic milieu.

The self-proclaimed dreamer says, “I am a dancer at heart, and in constant search for meaning. I like to tell stories and take people on journeys. The unusual, the unspoken, movement, and the possibilities of the human body are just a few of my inspirations. Photography has allowed me to use my skills as a dancer to extend the boundaries of human expression.”

Ingrid Endel on Flickr
Ingrid Endel on Facebook
via [Empty Kingdom]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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