"My name is Ben Hopper and I’m London-based photographer. This is my new photo project Transfiguration.
The first photo shoot with dancer Alejandra Baño dates back to November 2012. That shoot was an experiment but something happened there. Like a mask, the layers of body paint and powder disguise the identity and release something animalistic from within. It also creates a sculptor/painting looking figure, more abstract and less human. A little more than 2 years later I am very excited to share with you the first batch of images. For this project I decided to work with circus artists and dancers for their physical appearance and capabilities. The list includes international acclaimed performers and graduates of the world’s leading circus schools, École nationale de cirque (Montreal, Canada), CNAC; Centre national des arts du cirque (Châlons-en-Champagne, France) and National Centre for Circus Arts (London, UK)."