Omar Z Robles Photography:
Over the past two years I’ve devoted my work almost exclusively to photographing ballet dancers within urban settings.
Cuba has one of the top ranked ballet companies, thus why I dreamt of visiting the island for a long time. Their dancers are just some of the best dancers in the world. Perhaps it is because movement and rhythm runs in their afro-caribbean blood, but most likely it is due to the Russian school of training which is part of their heritage.
Thanks to a grant from the Bessie Foundation I was able travel a few weeks ago to Cuba. To my surprise, on my visit I ended up documenting a different kind of dance. I found myself tangled between the rhythm of the ballerinas I set myself to shoot and the cadence of the Cubans in the streets balancing their lives in an effort to make it through each and every day. And I was swept off my feet by that dance. (more after the jump)- Omar Z Robles
Daniela Cabrera | Fujifilm X-Pro2 90mm F2| Omar Z Robles
Laura Tosar | Fujifilm X-Pro2 90mm F2 | Omar Z Robles
Javier Rojas | Fujifilm X-Pro2 56mm F1.2 | Omar Z Robles
Yanet Álvarez | Fujifilm X-Pro2 90mm F2 | Omar Z Robles
Javier Rojas & Keyvin Martínez
Daniela Fabelo & Daniela Cabrera