• Errr, Jake . . . you might want to know how old the model is before you start speaking so enthusiastically about a felony.

      And though I know you meant “tear her up” as a statement of interest, lemme tell you — it’s a phrase that just gives most women the creeps. Try “I wanna make her scream my name” — it’s just as torrid and a lot less suggestive of abuse.

    • I think she was 15 or 16 during that shoot. She’s a very pretty girl and the photo does convey a sense of sensuality, your comment is nothing but crude.

  1. commenter above me needs to leave, the rest of us who appreciate ballet can stay

  2. These works are fantastic. The 5th picture down looks like Terra off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer :)

  3. I love that in the last photo, the dancers shoes are tattered and worn. Shows character and makes her more interesting to look at.

  4. And here I thought I’d seen the best of ballet photography with Gene Schiavone. There’s just something about these. They’re not just pictures of ballerinas in performance, they’re glimpses into a dancer’s world. Simply amazing.

  5. This is amazing. How young they are! It’s absolutely stunning. I’m so jealous! I always regret not starting ballet at a young age.

  6. Absolutely love the third picture down. All these photos are amazing…

  7. What a great collection. I especially love the still of the ballerina in the phone booth.

  8. these are amazinggggggggggggggggggggggg. i will definitely be looking at these for ideas for senior pictures. :)

  9. To Vihao Pham of McLean, Virginia:

    I hope you have a local show of your photography some day. I’m not too far from you, and I need to see these in person. Your perspective is something I want to see a whole lot more of. Congratulations on publishing such a beautiful portfolio.

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