2016 / People / Portrait_P

Bolshoi

  • Company
    Black Ocean
  • Photographer
    Pit Buehler

The shown series has been taken during the piece „Don Quijote“ in the sold out Bolshoi Ballet Theater, Moscow. The venerable „president lounge“ in the renowned cultural institution served as temporary studio to receive the dance icons directly from the stage between their sessions. As sometimes, to portray the stars, their disposability took only a few seconds, before they were called on stage again. The whole shooting took less than 90 minutes. So it was given the opportunity to say goodbye to the stars with a standing ovation of the jubilant audience.The portrayed dancers are (f.l.t.r.): Ivan Alexeyev (Basile), Maria Allash (The Queen of the Dry-ads), Alexei Loparevich (Don Quijote, an errant Knight), Xenia Kern with Elizaveta Kruteleva (Two of the four Dryads), Marianna Ryzhkina (Kitri) with Vladislav Lantratov (Basilio, a Barber)Pictures were taken with a digital Phase One IQ280 medium format camera.

Pit Buehler was born in 1972 in Zug, Switzerland. After graduating from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, he followed a personal invitation from Professor Strauß to be guest of the master class of photography at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig.In his art work, Buehler focuses on Portraiture and People. He has traveled across more than 90 countries to photograph faces of our time. His protagonists are strong or delicate, broken or dynamic. With great virtuosity, Buehler stages the subjects while managing his technical equipment with an ultimate perfection as he worked with