Nir Arieli Creates Visual Choreography by Overlapping Images

By: Janelle Savel - Feb 21, 2014
References: nirarieli & ignant.de
Nir Arieli’s work features captivating photos of dancers in motion.

Arieli is a New York-based photographer, and his series called 'Tension' features overlapping images of svelte dancers with various superimposed layers. The images of these dancers appear to be encompassed with each other, as if they're caught in an intimate embrace.

His work leaves a lot of room for interpretation while contemplating the various tactics that dancers use, along with their transitions in poses and their final overall performance. These photos allow the viewer to see deeper into the art of dance, allowing one to visualize a breakdown compilation of all the various moves that are sometimes lost in fast-paced routines.

Arieli says that he is less of a dancer and more of a visual choreographer, depicting that through his form of mesmerizing and topical abstract.