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I came across this female, german photographer based out of the Netherlands in 2012, in an issue of Vogue Italia. For me the photographs were extremely painterly, it is only upon reading about the artist and her technique that I learned that Gabriele Viertel shoots underwater. She likes her subjects to be layered in fabric, thus playing on the interaction of light, fabric, water and the body. These experiments lead to fine-art photography that is pushing the boundaries between painting, performance, fashion and documentation. What I love most about her works is that they to me signify movement and elegance, and more importantly all her photographs, to me, look like dancers in motion. Hence I thought I’d share my favourites with all of you, here as part of 45 Days of  Dance Stories.

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