So I found this photo while lurking on instagram and it caught my eye so I decided to look it up.
Taken by Henry Leutwyler, he did a project photographing the New York City Ballet. Many of the photos (most found on his site http://www.henryleutwyler.com/) capture the dancers moving, smiling, on their toes but one of the images found in his book is this image of a ballet dancers feet.
It shows the contrast between harsh reality of what ballet dancers go through, but not what the audience see on stage as it’s been wrapped up and disguised behind the pretty shoes. Quite a metaphor for a lot of things in life really.
He then decided to put the images on a limited amount of skateboard decks in April last year, apparently another passion of his aside from photography. If I was a skater I’d quite like a pair of these.
There’s something about ballet that just fascinates me, yet frustrates me because of what the dancers are forced to be put through in order to be successful and how their physical appearance is important to fit a certain definition.
A picture speaks a thousand words, right?
Those who say the Black Widow’s fighting style is just movie bullshit can see the above. ^ Shit is terrifyingly real.
I think I’m in love.
She’s so tiny.
But she could kill me.
I will reblog this flying head scissors every time it comes on my dash because it’s so fucking awesome.
You can be too tired. You can be too sick. But don’t you ever tell me you’re too old, too big, too short, too thin, or any of that other bullshit stuff because I will dig up 10,000 examples just like this one that prove that your acceptance of one of your aesthetic traits as some sort of intrinsic handicap is 100% wrong. ;) Health is attainable at all shapes, all sizes, and all ages!