Photography / Ronnie Böhm - Sept 15th, 2013
Photography / Ronnie Böhm (September 15th, 2013)
Ronnie Boehm's work with dancers of the Wiener Staatsballett, The Royal Ballet and Queensland Ballet has quickly become internationally recognized. His pictures appear regularly in magazines like Pointe, Impression and Dance Spirit. His first solo exhibition took place in 2013 at SAPA Vienna. Further exhibitions in Taipeh and Sydney coming in 2014.
I much admire his “language”. His pictures are not the pictures we are used to… in fact I love this very rare capacity of (also) catching “movement”, not final poses which are generally static ones… Looking at this picture of the young, talented Greig Matthews (bellow) you’ll see what I mean… Greig hadn’t yet finished the movement and while he was captured by “Boehm’s eyes” he was still “moving” and this is what we see, feel…
Ronnie Boehm was born 1980 in Vienna… a young, brilliant artist!
I like very much his simple way of presenting himself, like for example in his homepage (http://500px.com/RonnieBoehm): modesty is still the essential quality of real talents…
Hi! My name is Ronnie Böhm. I am a photographer based in Vienna/Austria, focused on dance, especially ballet. In my work I want to show my appreciation for the artists I work with. I want to show them at their best, show their incredible depth, dedication and passion. Ronnie”
Here, some of his work with dancers from the Wiener Staatsballet.
Greig Matthews, a dancer whose career I have been following quite closely since nearly two years.
Alexis Forabosco, another one of my few favourites: great personality, very french in style and interpretation. His dance is intelligent, polished and has "chic" in it! I like that!
...and the (still) very young Natascha Mair (18 years old), that someday, after leaving the cocoon, will "turn into a beautiful butterfly" and will surely develop herself into a fine dancer. The cult to the technique diminishes as time passes by and intelligent dancers, like her, realize that technique is just a tool to achieve their full artistry...
Life is so ephemeral... a whole new generation of dancers is growing up in front of our very own eyes...
Copyright to all pictures: © Ronnie Boehm, all rights reserved.