Omar Z Robles is an Official Fujifilm X-Photographer based in NYC. His interest in storytelling began with one man: Marcel Marceau. The legendary mime taught him how to interpret the world through subtle but riveting movements. Those movements that he acquired as a student in Paris, he employs today in his photo series of ballet dancers. But before juxtaposing the clean lines of dancers against rugged city landscapes, Robles was shooting celebrities, athletes, artists, politicians and city dwellers for his own street photography portfolio.
In New York City, he transformed the aesthetic of his street photography by substituting the “New Yorker” with the “New York dancer.” Robles directed the dancers in his photographs to tell stories with their bodies, just as he had learned from Marceau. The results were an army of miniature stories as told by the gentle flow of the dancers’ bodies. These “stories,” as he calls his photographs, have appeared in Mashable, The Daily Mail, Design Taxi and Harper’s Bazaar). With nearly 250,000 Instagram followers, his social media acumen has made him an attractive influencer for brands, including Fujifilm, Gap, Esprit, The Guatemala Tourism Board, Esquire and others.