Photographer Captures the Ethereal Beauty of Pole Dancers Performing Underwater

Photographer Brett Stanley, in conjunction with the pole fitness supplier X-Pole New Zealand, has captured the ethereal beauty of talented pole dancers performing their gymnastic moves underwater in his series, “Underwater Pole Dance/Fitness.” According to Stanley, the dancers make it look much easier than it actually was.

Late in 2014 I started working with X-Pole, a leading supplier of Pole Fitness equipment, and some very talented Pole Dancers to capture the images below. The girls make it look very easy but it was far from it, the relative zero-gravity of the water meant that they had to re-think poses, up was now down, and having to hold their breath along with all this just made it all the more complex!

photos by Brett Stanley