All photos courtesy of Kylli Sparre
Kylli Sparre is a dancer and photographer who marries her two passions to make surreal, expressive images, such as "Pathfinder" above. Although she spent years training for a professional career in ballet, Sparre eventually realized it was not what she wanted to do with her life. As she searched for another creative outlet, she found herself drawn to conceptual photography.
Armed with a Canon 5DMII and a stellar set of Photoshop skills, Sparre fills her portfolio with dance-inspired scenes and portraits that are as emotive as they are ethereal.
Sparre will sometimes sketch ideas for concepts, but she tries to be flexible during the photoshoot in case she needs to change directions suddenly.
"There is no certain way to go about it," Sparre explains, "but I feel that I always must keep an open mind and search for something that moves me. [...] That is what is great about personal work — you have no risk, you can fail with no consequences."
"Step Through Shame"
"Running with the Fairies"
"Nowhere to go but inward"
"A Daring Day"
"When Impossible Ends"
"World of Tales"
"Change of Mind"
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