This stunning book of photos is something that every Misty Copeland fan would love. The photographer, Gregg Delman was captivated by the dancer’s poise and athleticism, and reached out to ask if he could photograph her, and the result is this – 95 color photographs that depict Copeland in a wide range of poses that not only beautifully highlight her incredible physique, but also show Delman’s artistic eye.
The photographer has had work published in Vogue, Rolling Stone, Elle, and a variety of other well-known magazines, and has worked with other notable celebrities, such as Katy Perry, Jack White, Robert Plant, and John Lithgow. The pictures he has made here reflect his ability to capture moods and moments that wouldn’t be possible to see during a ballet performance onstage. It’s a more intimate, indeed, almost vulnerable Copeland we see here. An interesting perspective, juxtaposed against the dancer’s incredibly toned, athletic body.
These simple, tasteful photos aren’t costume-heavy. They don’t rely on tricks or heavy editing to make them pop. They just feature a gorgeous ballerina through the lens of a photographer that knows how to make her look her best.