My name is Ben Hopper and I’m London-based photographer. This is my new photo project Transfiguration.


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The first photo shoot with dancer Alejandra Baño dates back to November 2012. That shoot was an experiment but something happened there. Like a mask, the layers of body paint and powder disguise the identity and release something animalistic from within. It also creates a sculptor/painting looking figure, more abstract and less human. A little more than 2 years later I am very excited to share with you the first batch of images. For this project I decided to work with circus artists and dancers for their physical appearance and capabilities. The list includes international acclaimed performers and graduates of the world’s leading circus schools, École nationale de cirque (Montreal, Canada), CNAC; Centre national des arts du cirque (Châlons-en-Champagne, France) and National Centre for Circus Arts (London, UK).

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Yammel Rodriguez & Luca Chiarva

Kaner Flex

Shakirudeen “Bonetics”

Garance Hubert-Samson & Lucie Roux

Leilani Franco & Shakirudeen “Bonetics”

Shakirudeen “Bonetics”

Kaner Flex

Kaner Flex

Alejandra Baño

Sasha Flexy & Hauk Pattison

Kaner Flex

Sasha Flexy & Hauk Pattison

Sasha Flexy & Hauk Pattison

Hauk Pattison

Garance Hubert-Samson & Lucie Roux

Jonathan Fortin

Yammel Rodriguez & Luca Chiarva

Jonathan Fortin

Guillaume Blais

Jonathan Fortin

Jonathan Fortin

Kaner Flex

Guillaume Blais

Leilani Franco & Shakirudeen “Bonetics”

Yammel Rodriguez & Luca Chiarva

Guillaume Blais

Shakirudeen “Bonetics”

Guillaume Blais

Jonathan Fortin