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DENIS SAYLAN



His work is published in magazines such as American Express, Time Magazine, CFO, Die Zeit, Manager Magazine, Wirtschaftswoche and Stern, among others.

"Body Brush" captured the final rehearsals of the New English Ballet Theater, NEBT and The London Royal Ballet until the opening at the Royal Opera in London on 10/10/2013. Read his interview below.
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shotNlust - What is the project about?

Deniz Saylan - I called this series "body brush - ballet" because we can imagine as the body functioned like large brushes. Light and movement are the colors.
Maybe it's also because I have to dance with the camera too. I mimic the movement of the dancers with the camera to get these mixed results between abstract and concrete. And at the end the camera became a brush, too.

The team of dancers were a joint venture between two ballets : The New English Ballet Theater NEBT and The London Royal Ballet.
The ballet pieces were Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata and Philip Glass Orbital - a new piece which had its premiere on 10/10/2013 at the Royal Opera in London. I had the privilege to take pictures until the last rehearsal.

Why I did the photos? I don't know. I have to take them. When I was at the rehearsal, I had this desire to do them. I like ballet and I love the movement. I do not like the traditional pictures of ballet that are normally static. I think ballet movement has something common with one standing and one end. The traditional way to shot a dancer is to choose some point in his process and fix the moment in a single time. But this is only a little part of the whole thing. I tried to compress the whole movement into one image.