David Teran Launches Kickstarter Campaign for “Hasselblad Ballet” Fine Art Coffee Table Book
Texas based fine art photographer David Teran is proud to announce the launch of his Kickstarter campaign for the exquisite coffee table book, “Hasselblad Ballet.” This captivating project celebrates the beauty of ballet captured through the lens of a Hasselblad 500CM camera, showcasing the grace and elegance of ballerinas from around the world in a quirky fashion.
Using the iconic Hasselblad 500CM, known for its legacy as the camera that accompanied astronauts to the moon, David Teran has embarked on a remarkable journey. Alongside the Hasselblad 500CM, he employs a single black and white roll of Ilford HP5+ film. Through his lens, he has created a visual masterpiece that seamlessly blends the artistry of photography and the elegance of ballet. With his unique approach, David’s photographs transcend mere documentation, capturing the heart and soul of each ballerina in stunning detail.
“Creating ‘Hasselblad Ballet’ has been a true labor of love. This project has allowed me to combine my passion for photography (and food!) and the beauty of ballet in a way that is both unconventional and unique,” says David Teran.
The Kickstarter campaign, launched on August 15, 2023, offers backers the opportunity to support this project and secure their own copy of the fine art coffee table book. The book features over 100 extraordinary ballerinas photographed in 53 cities across 19 countries, capturing the essence of ballet in its most captivating form.
David’s dedication to preserving the authenticity of his work is evident in every photograph, as he took on the challenge of capturing these moments using only one roll of Ilford HP5+ film. Each image showcases the meticulous craftsmanship that went into this project, making “Hasselblad Ballet” a testament to the enduring power of both art and technique.
As a testament to his expertise and dedication, David has collaborated with ballerinas of the highest caliber. From the cover girl Isabella Boylston to principal dancers at esteemed ballet companies such as American Ballet Theater, Paris Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, The Royal Danish Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, and many others, David’s lens has captured the essence of ballet at its pinnacle.
On the ballet front, the artistic direction of “Hasselblad Ballet” is led by the renowned Sofiane Sylve, Artistic Director of Ballet San Antonio. As a living legend in the ballet world, Sylve ensures that the highest honor is given to the art form, contributing her expertise to this remarkable project.
To learn more about the “Hasselblad Ballet” Kickstarter campaign and to support this incredible project, visit the official Kickstarter page. Join David Teran on this artistic journey and be a part of bringing the magic of ballet to life through the lens of an analog Hasselblad. The images, which will be published as a beautiful hardcover in 2024, is available exclusively through Kickstarter now until September 20.