My mom’s latest workout venture is Mary Helen Bower’s Ballet Beautiful DVD series. Have you heard of them? Usually I associate workout DVDs to Jane Fonda’s Firm and Burn Low Impact workouts or something cheesy like that, but Mary Helen Bowers is actually pretty cool and not in the least bit cheesy. Her workouts intrigued me so much I decided to look her up one day, which lead me to discover her collaboration with one of my very favorite photographers, Stacey Mark for Russh Magazine.
I love the composition of these photographs and how they’re not your typical ballet portraits. They’re much more gritty, but a beautiful gritty if that makes sense.