To get the reflections we had to create an indoor shallow pool in our studio! We did two different shoots for the concept, with similar poses for each style of ballet shoe. We also wanted to create a ripple going through the photo to make it a more dream like quality, which is not so simple when there’s only two of us and I’m standing on one leg.
The whole concept of the photo is that we are who we are, we all have more than one side to our personality. This is our essence , our being, the reality, even if we may see it as an illusion.
The final result is with the two images merged together to give the concept form.
Here’s a few more ballet concept photos.