"Black Swan" featured in season 3 of Captured52 - leader in large format contemporary photography
Lucy Besson’s “Black Swan” is featured in season 3, spring collection of Captured52 – leader in large format contemporary photography.
“When I was a little girl I dreamed of being a ballerina. At the age of 8 years I was fascinated by Maya Plisetskaya, who was a leading ballet dancer at the famous Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in the Soviet time. My favorite ballet was “Swan Lake” on music of Piotr Tchaikovsky. My childhood dream never came true. I became an artist/photographer and at the age of 30 moved to The Netherlands. My memories of the past often serve as a source of inspiration for my work. Two years ago I created a series of grayscale photographs with the title “Insomnia.” One photo from this series, called “Black Swan,” is dedicated to my unrealized dreams which remind of themselves during sleepless nights appearing as fuzzy shadows of a distant past. I have attempted to create images which are elegant and graceful, but also somewhat uncomfortable in there human form. As a “swan,” she is poised, though she feels isolated at night. This photograph with another 3 images from the series “Insomnia” was published in the book “New Dutch Photography Talent 2016,” celebrating the 100 best emerging Dutch photographers every year.” – Lucy Besson