Moscow-based photographer Alexander Yakovlev is master of capturing the human body in motion. His photographs of professional dancers exude elegance and a gorgeously refined energy.

For this series, The Mirages, Yakovlev had the incredible idea to cover his subjects in flour. This added element accentuates each dancers graceful movements and adds a bit of magic and mystery.

Though he previously studied law, Yakovlev seems to have found his true calling in photography. These expressive photos are utterly breathtaking. Here’s a selection of our personal favorites from the series itself.

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