Swan Lake Rehearsal, Paris 1930 by Alfred Eisenstaedt

20 Jun

These made my heart leap a little- ballerinas rehearsing for their performance of Swan Lake at the Grand Opera de Paris in 1930. The photos are by one of my favorite photographers, Alfred Eisenstaedt- who I was unbelievably close to meeting in Paris. I was at his friend’s gallery, which is the little whole in the wall booth amongst hundreds of dealers at the Paris Flea Market. He went there just about every single day around the same time. So, naturally, I get there, eyes prepped for tears of amazement from being in his presence and what do I find? A big old jolly man who slaps me on the back and shows me a photo of them together, saying he couldn’t make it that day. Unfortunately that was my last day in the city so I missed my only chance to meet the master. But I can still drool over his work!

More images inside the post..

Via missmoss

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