Stuttgart Ballet’s SÃ©bastien Galtier started to take ballet pictures about four years ago as a hobby. He soon realised he could cross over photography with other media he liked, more specifically fashion and the visual arts. That allowed him to give a different context to his dance photos, taking well-known ballet characters into shots staged in unexpected surroundings.
To showcase his work,Â SÃ©bastien recently decided to start a Tumblr site – Beautiful Friends (if you are not following it yet, it’s a must!). We were delighted he agreed to share some of it with us:
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Glamour & decadence: Sue Jin Kang as Marguerite from Neumeier’s Lady of the Camellias.
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Marcia HaydÃ©e looking trÃ¨s chic as Madame
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A bubbly Julia KrÃ¤mer for Spuck’s Grand Pas De Deux
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Alicia Amatriain as Odette seems to channel theÂ mood of Aronofsky’s Black Swan
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Elizabeth Mason and Friedemann Vogel. The Sylph, James & the fateful window
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Evan McKie as a very dapper Onegin
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Like a painting: The cast of Lady of the Camellias – from left:Â Laura O’Malley, Alexander Jones, Katja WÃ¼nsche, Marijn Rademaker, Sue Jin Kang and David Moore.
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SÃ©bastien wants to keep honing in on his photography skills and “push it a little bit further each time”. Right now he’s looking forward to meeting new characters, costumes, dancers and scenery. You can visit his social media pages here:
- SÃ©bastien’s Tumblr: Beautiful Friends
- Follow him on Twitter @sebgaltier
All photos Â© SÃ©bastien Galtier and Stuttgart Ballet.
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These are beautiful! I look forward to more of his photos. I’ve always thought ballet dancers would make the perfect fashion models- great bodies achieved through years of tortuously hard work, not just cigarettes and diets.
Sher'ron Underwood (@SherronU)
#Dance #Photos: Ck out Sebastien Galtier’s work via @sebgaltier a Photographer & #Ballet #Dancer http://t.co/CxJpXka http://t.co/PZJpk7n
Beautiful Friends – http://t.co/HGmnbDq Evan McKie looking yummy, sharp &fit!#ballet
Cathy Liu (@CalLulu)
Gorgeous!! RT @theballetbag New post in the bag: Beautiful Friends – the Stuttgart Ballet crew in #chic #ballet #photos http://t.co/5dl6Od1
Beautiful!RT @theballetbag: New post in the bag: Beautiful Friends – the Stuttgart Ballet crew in #chic #ballet #photos http://bit.ly/jSKfZ8
Hyunkyung Sung (@Villerkulla)
The Ballet Bag – SÃ©bastien Galtier: Beautiful Friends http://bit.ly/iAZOku
Carahe – you took the words out of my mouth : ) Eat your heart out R-Pattz!
Stunning photos!! I ADORE the one with the bubblegum
@Carahe – Very true! Ballet + vampires = what’s not to like?
The Ballet Bag (@theballetbag) (@theballetbag)
: ) RT @sebgaltier: two articles about my #photography ! Its a good day #dancer #ballet http://bit.ly/k1F28T + http://bit.ly/koWNnM
All the photos are beautiful, but I just love the shot of Evan McKie, who looks like a particularly naughty vampire.
Sebastien Galtier (@sebgaltier)
two articles about me and my photogarphy ! Its a good day
#photography #dancer #ballet