BY: ALEX BROWN
Photos by: Alexander Yakovlev
Of his photography, Alexander Yakovlev only leaves the pithy remark, “It is a good viewpoint to see the world as a dream.” His photography, I believe, allows one to peer through the lens of this perspective.
Yakovlev, a Russian studio-dance photographer based in Moscow, recently composed a photo-series called “The Mirages,” which has gained recognition for its unique and mystifying aesthetic. Though Yakovlev has long devoted himself to photographing dancers, this gallery includes the use of flour to accent the power and control these dancers have over their bodies. The photos capture the work of a diverse range of dancers—breakdancing, ballet and otherwise. Though Yakovlev is a law graduate from the Russian State University for the Humanities, it is clear where his true talents lie.
In the cloud of white mist that extends from the dancers’ bodies, one gains a new perspective on the incredible flow of energy that must be used to execute this craft.