Le Petit Prince

CompanyBarbara Cole Photography
PhotographerBarbara Cole Photography, Michael Levine, Desi...
PrizeBronze in Advertising / Catalogues
Entry Description

Commissioned by the National Ballet of Canada, Guillaume Côté Principal Dancer and Choreographic Associate adapts Le Petit Prince for world premiere full-length ballet this June 2016. Renowned theatre/opera/ballet designer Michael Levine brings to life the story of the aviator who encounters in the desert the enigmatic Little Prince and learns of his travels through the universe and of the illuminating people he has met. Mr. Levine, who has followed my underwater photography practice, thought I might be a good fit for the stills. Shooting these dancers underwater is very similar to the experience of floating in space – just a little more accessible, created in a backyard pool.

About Photographer

B A R B A R A C O L E Cole got her start in photography at the Toronto Sun newspaper in 1972, where she went to work as a fashion writer after high school. She worked her way up to fashion editor, and was then responsible for providing everything for her section, including photography. After learning the basics from the photojournalism-oriented shooters, Cole went out on her own. Today, Coles work is exhibited internationally and is widely collected by both public and private institutions. Most recently, Cole was honored at the 6th Festival International de la Photographie de Mode in Cannes. She won the prestigious Grand Prix for Fashion Photography award. Throughout her experiences, Cole always remained true to her artistic vision by carefully following her intuition. www.barbaracole.com