Dancers in captivating motion by Vadim Stein
Vadim Stein was born in Kiev, Ukraine, where he took an education in the area of sculpture and restoration. Since then, Vadim worked as an actor and lighting designer, but nowadays this eclectic artist is based in St. Petersburg, Russia, and he is known as a photographer, sculptor, stage designer and recently, videographer. His previous experience still influences his recent work, like his series of dance portraits.
After his education, Vadim Stein worked in the Theatre of Plastic Drama, soon after he left the theatre, he started discovering photography more and more. His experience both on-stage and behind-the-scenes shows in his work, incorporating his passion for movement in his photographic studies of dancers.
His work brings out the beauty of balance, tranquillity and aesthetics through a fine art approach. His models? Very talented acrobatic and dynamic models, performers and dancers. The background black-and-white, placing all focus on the featured figures twisting, turning and bending themselves, sometimes in almost impossible positions.
“Whether dressed in discreet undergarments or flowing, draped dresses, the dancers gracefully showcase the strength, skill, and flexibility required by their craft—no words needed.” (My Modern Met)
Want to discover more of Vadim Stein's work? Visit his page on Behance!