Photographer Rick Guest shows the blood, sweat and tears behind the scenes of the ballet. Photographer shows through his portraits series, the dexterity and devotion of classical dancers, how much their bodies carry the stigmates of their passion. Behind costumes, make up and tutus, hide real athletes’ bodies.
Part of a book entitled What Lies Beneath, they will be exhibited at the Hospital Club in London from January 2016. They feature Spanish dancer Tamara Rojo, artistic director of the English National Ballet, as well as dancers from all over the world such as the Ukraine and Argentina.