The much acclaimed psychological thriller Black Swan directed by Darren Aronofsky has been highly regarded as one of the most cinematically stunning films of the year.  The cinematographer, Matthew Libatique (who has also imagined films such as The Fountain, Everything is Illuminated, and Iron Man) has received his first Academy Award nomination for his work on this film.

I’m not sure that I will see it (as Aronofsky’s other work has creeped me out), but I was absolutely floored when I saw these Black Swan inspired images from a fashion spread in Russian Vogue. There is something so incredibly romantic and beautiful about the ballet.

via My Modern Met

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Kristin is a photographer who lives in Durham with her husband and two children; she was born and raised in New York but has fallen in love with living below the Mason-Dixon. Before pursuing photography, she worked as an elementary and middle school teacher. She loves to read, sing, craft, and spend time with her family.
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6 Responses to Ballet

  1. Stephanie says:

    So beautiful! That first image is awesome. How did you find these?

    Those costumes spawned some controversy. Amy Westcott was interviewed on the matter with Rodarte here: but nonetheless the ballet look was all over the runway.

    • Kristin says:

      I know the first image is my favorite, too. I found the images via my modern met blog, and have then seen them floating around the internet.
      Enjoyed the article, thanks for sharing.

  2. Daniel says:

    Unfortunately Black Swan wasn’t nominated for costume design 😦

    Though I guess it’s hard to complain when you’ve received nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, and Best Film Editing 🙂

  3. Gillian says:

    Love the one where they are stretching. She is almost hidden in it, stunning.

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