We love this incredible series of images show the amazing attention to detail and strive for perfection by dancers amidst their passionate performances. Photography at its best, these stills let us savor a powerful moment of each motion which would otherwise go by very, very quickly. With the addition of flour thrown in the air, Yakovlev gives another dimension to his images and shows the space his dancers fill with their graceful movements.
Alexander Yakovlev is based in Moscow and although he has a law degree, it is quite clear that his true passion is photography. You can see a lot more of his work at 500px and Yakovlev’s website. He also shoots athletes, as well as fitness and yoga professionals.