The Ballerina Project grew from the idea of New York City as a magnet for creativity; each photograph is a collaborative work of dance, fashion design and photography played out against the city's landscape.
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Dane Shitagi is a New York City-based photographer. Originally from Honolulu, he followed his instincts here to live the photographic life. Taking inspiration from the sights & sounds of the City as well as the energy & diverse arts that thrive here, Dane has formed a unique and heartfelt body of work that is both beautiful and personal. Rather than molding his ideas to the studio setting, he has taken his creativity and inspiration from the world outside – preferring the rawness and atmosphere that only a living city can bring. Dane has also been photographing for clients such as Capezio, American Vogue and Fujifilm, and his images were featured in the premiere issue of Movmnt – a fashion, dance, music, society magazine.