Surreal Photo Manipulations By Ex-Ballet Dancer Kylli Sparre
Young or old, it’s never too late to change directions in life and begin chasing your dreams instead of just your obligations. Photographer Kylli Sparre is a perfect example of this – she discovered that she wanted to be a photographer only after completing professional ballet school.
“When the studies were over, I realized it wasn’t the path for me. I have been searching for an outlet for my creativity ever since. [A few] years ago I found it in creative photography and never looked back,” writes the artist on her website. The influence of her professional ballet experience is clear in her current photography artworks – the models in her surreal and dream-like photo ideas are filled with grace, effortless poise, elegance, and beauty.
The graceful models’ dream-like appearance is only enhanced by their flowing dresses and by skillful photo editing creating foggy, dream-like surroundings they’re shot in.
Fortunately for us, Sparre agreed to answer some of our questions and share some insights into her beautiful photos and creative ideas with us:
“I think it does take courage [to switch professions], but for me it was scarier to stay pursuing something that is not my passion,” said ex-ballet dancer Kylli Sparre.
“I had no idea what it is that I should or could be doing. I had this very strong feeling that I need to go and find what it is that I love.”
“It took me years to finally find what truly inspires me. The feeling I get, when a picture turns out the way I imagine… I get so much energy and I love to be alive!”
“I never realized that I am inspired by dance until people started telling me that. So it is unconscious. Now I see that it influences the way I see the lines of a body and the movement [that] I am drawn to.”
“I am mostly interested in showing emotions and relationships, also solitude and its many forms.”
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