Photos Capture the Uncontrollable Motion of Dancing

New York-based photographer Nir Arieli captures the entrancing movements of dancers for his series titled Tension. By layering several images of each dancer-models atop one another, Arieli produces a frenzy of motion that is both an intimate and expressive performance. Though the photographer himself admits that he is not a professional dancer, nor a rhythmically gifted individual on the dance floor, he feels as though he is engaged in a dance with his subjects through his images.

As a self-proclaimed visual choreographer, Arieli says, “I don't predetermine the result – insisting on well-planned perfectness – but rather establish a strong understanding, let the dancer improvise and capture his movements. Afterwards, I experiment with layering various photos on top of each other, searching for intriguing combinations. Unlike everything I had done in the past, which was always carefully sculpted, this time I put my trust in the coincidental.”










Nir Arieli website
Nir Arieli on Behance
via [Dark Silence in Suburbia]

Pinar

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 NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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