Yakovlev isolates each performer on a black or dark gray background and photographs them enacting elegant and expressive movements of the human physique at its best.
He focuses on an emotion or story that is told through the dancers’ expression and form. He brings out the power of each dancer and the elegance of their movement by adding a compelling element to some of his images- white powder. The powder scatters and complements the artists’ movements as it sweeps around the contorted bodies, showing the effortlessness of each gesture in a fraction of a second.
Alexander Yakovlev has captured impeccable images that captivate people through perfect scene composition. The intangible rawness that is expressed by the soul through the art of motion and the small fragments of each moment appreciates the majestic beauty of the untamed body.