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January | Shot by: X/T1 | XF56mmF1.2 R | 1/110 sec. | ISO 3,200 | Location: NYC | Model: Alexandra Jacob

February | Shot by: X/T1 | XF23.0 mm F1.4 | 1/500 sec. | ISO 320 | Location: NYC | Model: Mari Sharpe

March | Shot by: X/Pro2 | XF56mmF1.2 R APD | 1/8,000 sec. | ISO 1,250 | Location: NYC | Model: Elisa Pennello

April | Shot by: X/T2 | XF56mmF1.2 R | 1/450 sec. | ISO 200 | Location: NYC | Model: Stephanie Salts

May | Shot by: X/T2 | XF90mmF2 R LM WR | 1/2,000 sec. | ISO 800 | Location: NYC | Models: Eoghan Dillon, Nicole Adjeleian

June | Shot by: X/Pro2 | XF90mmF2 R LM WR | 1/680 sec. | ISO 800 | Location: Havana, Cuba | Model: Esteban Aguilar

July | Shot by: X/T1 | XF56mmF1.2 R | 1/900 sec. | ISO 400 | Location: NYC | Model: Daniela Giannuzzi

August | Shot by: X-Pro2 | XF56mmF1.2 R | 1/500 sec. | ISO 500 | Location: NYC | Model: Da’ Von Doane

September | Shot by: X/Pro2 | XF90mmF2 R LM WR | 1/1,000 sec. | ISO 2,500 | Location: NYC | Model: Xiaoxiao Cao

October | Shot by: X/T2 | XF56mmF1.2 R APD | 1/800 sec. | ISO 200 | Location: NYC | Model: Mykaila Symes

November | Shot by: X-Pro2 | XF56mmF1.2 R | 1/2,200 sec. | ISO 200 | Location: NYC | Model: Alison Lubin

December | Shot by: X/T1 | XF16/55mmF2.8 R LM WR | 1/500 sec. | ISO 1,600 | Location: NYC | Model: Allie Mae Gee

Caught in the moment

“The idea behind this series was born out of my own childhood dreams to fly. We live in a world where the rules are dictated by productivity, where our rhythm is set by the beat of the passing cars and our musicality led by the nine-to-five. I wanted to imagine a new reality where we could move in the streets at our own free will, leaping and gliding through instead of walking around like senseless machines.

I recently learned from someone this phrase, and it stayed with me as it is something I believe I am doing unconsciously with this series: ‘Our job as a photographer is to portray the familiar in an unfamiliar way or the unfamiliar in a familiar way.’ With this series, I believe I am able to achieve both of those aspects simultaneously. By placing the dancers in an unfamiliar environment, I am telling the story and changing the perspective of how we see our urban settings, bringing beauty to the mundane.” (Omar Z. Robles)

By photographing his ‚dancers‘ in these urban settings, X-Photographer Omar Z. Robles creates originals that surpass the principles of time. Printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Velvet Paper with its ultra-matte luxurious surface, these photos become artful originals.

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All images in this calendar belong to Mr. Omar Z. Robles; any reproduction of any of these images is prohibited.