Walls uses shadows of the natural landscape creatively to evoke various emotions
‘SWAN LAKE MEETS SALT LAKE’ IN BRAD WALLS’S NEW AERIAL SERIES
Intrigued by the dark and light sides of humanity, Brad Walls captures the elegant motions and poignant sentiments of Swan Lake against the vast and barren backdrop of the Salt Flats in Utah. The New York City Ballet has teamed up with the aerial photographer to produce this distinct aerial photographic series which sees Sasonah Huttenbach in motion from new perspectives. The chosen location, an expansive and glistening natural landscape, allowed Walls to use shadows creatively to evoke various emotions. As the photographer puts it, ‘Depending on your state of mind, your shadow could offer comfort or reflect a darker mood.’
A CAPTIVATING EXPLORATION OF HUMANITY’S DARK AND LIGHT SIDES
The overarching objective of the project was to challenge the conventional norms of ballet photography, shifting the focus from the confines of the theatre to the boundless world outside. ‘While theatre ballet performances are undoubtedly breathtaking, there exists a captivating harmony between the natural wonders of our world and the art of Ballet — it’s a seamless fusion,’ Brad Walls notes.