For over a year, photographer Pierre-Elie de Pibrac was embedded with the ballet company of the legendary Paris Opera, where he compiled a series of long exposure shots named “Catharsis.”

Though you can’t always make out individual figures, the vibrant costumes combined with the dancers’ movements create these lovely abstract photos.

Long Exposure Photographs of the Paris Opera’s Ballet Company

via L’Oeil de la Photographie

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