These stunning black and white photos feature male dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet interpreting birds falling from the sky. While many male ballerinas perform, it is still a somewhat debated topic for a boy or man to become a dancer. These images however, showcase the masculine strength and power each dancer must employ to carry out his craft.
It's rare that such simplistic photographs are so striking. With no background or set at all, the photos each feature one or more male dancer's strength, grace and poise -- and nothing else. With a black cloth background, the images are very minimalist and bring elements of the high-fashion work that photographer Matthew Brookes does to Vogue or Vanity Fair editorials.