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Powder Can Capture the Fluidity of Dance

Jill Harness
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One of the most difficult things about photographing dancers is managing to capture the beauty of the movements and the flow of the dance itself in a still image. But German photographer Geraldine Lamanna has found a mesmerizing way to deal with this issue: She had dancers come to her studio and dance on a floor covered in a thick layer of powder.

As the dancers—who specialized in a wide variety of styles—performed choreography, the powder left a trail, creating a stunning set of photographs that capture the true fluidity of their motion. You can enjoy the entire Powder Dance series on Geraldine's Flickr account.

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