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Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos (karma: 1)
By Danseuzmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 198, member since Sun Apr 30, 2006
On Sat Aug 04, 2007 04:52 AM
Edited by Danseuz (157645) on 2007-08-04 04:54:14
Edited by Danseuz (157645) on 2007-08-04 04:54:48

Hi DDNers !

I've recently found new pics from Polina Semionova, posing for Bloch. I hope you'll like them

Image hotlink - 'http://i16.tinypic.com/6b3b0xl.jpg'
Image hotlink - 'http://i15.tinypic.com/4mra1iv.jpg'
Image hotlink - 'http://i14.tinypic.com/5zblp4z.jpg'
Image hotlink - 'http://i12.tinypic.com/63sn1pw.jpg'
Image hotlink - 'http://i19.tinypic.com/5z765vp.jpg'
Image hotlink - 'http://i16.tinypic.com/4zuq7h1.jpg'

2 splendid wallpapers :
Image hotlink - 'http://i15.tinypic.com/6gx897c.jpg'
Image hotlink - 'http://i16.tinypic.com/6gioi6d.jpg'

Danseuz

Ps : some pics from polina in Giselle will come

50 Replies to Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos

re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By KatieLongLegsmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 710, member since Sun Sep 24, 2006
On Sat Aug 04, 2007 05:07 AM
Thankyou for posting these lovely pics!
My favourite is the main one, and I have taken the last one for my wallpaper :P
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By Danseuzmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 198, member since Sun Apr 30, 2006
On Sat Aug 04, 2007 05:12 AM
Edited by Danseuz (157645) on 2007-08-04 05:13:48
Giselle with Ronald Savkovic :

Image hotlink - 'http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/8476/721698ade75cdglg4.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5702/721698ade361cggi0.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9951/721698adf386agti5.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/4558/721698adf6c65gpa8.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/1192/721698adf4230gyn2.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3513/721698adfb7d2gqt3.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/9317/721698ae18f26gad9.jpg'

Misc :
Image hotlink - 'http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/6223/1100240012fr6.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/570/1115219560cx6.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/7816/1108678934vs9.jpg'

Hope you like them too ;)
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By Rubberband17member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1578, member since Sat May 19, 2007
On Sat Aug 04, 2007 06:00 AM
Beautiful pictures! I have never heard about Polina Semionova before, so this is my first time seeing pictures of her! My favorite one is the picture where she's looking up and crossing her arms, (she's wearing a black leotard) that's such a pretty pose. Thank you for posting your pictures!
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By live4dance1member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 822, member since Mon Jan 29, 2007
On Sat Aug 04, 2007 07:09 AM
I LOVE Polina!!! She is a wnoderful dancer! (and she has awsome feet!) Thanks for posting!
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By balletpoodle6 Comments: 676, member since Wed May 16, 2007
On Sat Aug 04, 2007 08:19 AM
Thank you so much for all the great pictures!! I am using the last one as my screen saver. My favorite pictures are the ones of her in a tutu. They look so classy.
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By Ballet_Flowermember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 832, member since Mon Feb 26, 2007
On Sat Aug 04, 2007 09:19 AM
Lovely pictures! I like the main one the best :)
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By TMan Comments: 1184, member since Thu Aug 08, 2002
On Sat Aug 04, 2007 09:38 AM
There is one more picture of Polina on the main page of the Bloch site.
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By BalletChicken Comments: 331, member since Thu Jun 10, 2004
On Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:31 AM
Can't help myself. I think this girl so not looks like Polina Semionova.
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By Legwarmermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 5734, member since Mon Sep 26, 2005
On Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:54 AM
^^ I agree. That one doesn't look like her at all.

What did they do to her breasts in some pictures? Did they photo-shop them out? Not that it's a 'bad thing', and I am not complaining, just saw it and wanted to ask. In some rehearsal pictures, in which she wears leos, it looks completely different.

And I have to admit: They did a pretty good job on taking nice pictures. Good angles, great make-up, and her hair looks fabulous, too.
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By Sylphiemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 1790, member since Sun Feb 09, 2003
On Sat Aug 04, 2007 02:19 PM
Edited by Sylphie (55958) on 2007-08-04 14:24:45 thought of something else
I don't think they photo-shopped any of the pics; they probably just found some very flattering angles. I have a pretty big chest for a dancer as well, and I find that in some pics it is *very* apparent, while in others, I look like I could be completely flat...anyhow, Polina is a goddess, and the main picture is absolutely stunning :). Thanks so much, Danseuz!

Edit: Just out of curiosity, do any of you know what kind of Bloch shoes Polina wears? Serenades, or maybe Signatures, by the look of it? Probably custom, of course, whatever they are!
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By Smithmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2024, member since Sat May 31, 2003
On Sat Aug 04, 2007 03:11 PM
Stunning pics!

Ruthie
Proudly South African
:) :)
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By macthekittymember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1635, member since Thu Apr 17, 2003
On Sat Aug 04, 2007 05:59 PM
she is amazing!!! so much talent! thanks for posting these new pictures!
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By dreamyangel Comments: 1982, member since Mon Oct 17, 2005
On Sat Aug 04, 2007 06:54 PM
She has such lovely attitudes! The main pic is gorgeous as well. So delicate! Thanks for sharing ^_^
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By SugarPlumFairy1 Comments: 97, member since Sat Mar 11, 2006
On Sat Aug 04, 2007 06:55 PM
i love the black leotard shes wearing with the lace on the back.
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By Nattie_Faerie Comments: 276, member since Sun Feb 01, 2004
On Sun Aug 05, 2007 02:36 AM
TMan, That's not Polina. It's Natalie Decorte from the Australian Ballet Company.
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By Ballet_Flowermember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 832, member since Mon Feb 26, 2007
On Sun Aug 05, 2007 05:19 AM
Where did you find all those pictures? I only found some of them! :)

Is that Polina too?

Image hotlink - 'http://www.blochworld.com/content/upload/images/side_image/dancer-red.jpg'
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By Legwarmermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 5734, member since Mon Sep 26, 2005
On Sun Aug 05, 2007 06:01 AM
^^ Yes, that looks like her, too.

Oh boy, if they "just" found a flattering angle, that must be one hell of an angle...
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By saintsmeagolmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 177, member since Thu May 12, 2005
On Sun Aug 05, 2007 07:53 AM
Polina is so so incredibly gorgeous! She's every choreographer's dream...I bet if Balanchine had known her she would have been his idol...he'd probably have made her a little altar. :)
She looks so lovely in those pictures, but she does seem a little more flat chested. If Bloch did photoshop her chest size then shame on Bloch for being narrow minded prigs! If they didn't, then yay for Bloch being wonderful photographers.
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By Legwarmermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 5734, member since Mon Sep 26, 2005
On Sun Aug 05, 2007 03:10 PM
Okay, I don't know if this is out of line, but eh... let me underline my thoughts with pictures? ...

Here in leotards, rehearsing, in some of them probably wearing a sports bra:

Image hotlink - 'http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y277/ForgottenIceTea/pol.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y277/ForgottenIceTea/polina034.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y277/ForgottenIceTea/polrehearsal.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y277/ForgottenIceTea/vladimirmalakhov-19-1.jpg'

And here, definitely without a sport bra, on stage:

Image hotlink - 'http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y277/ForgottenIceTea/forgotten_land_semionova_dudek05.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y277/ForgottenIceTea/forgotten_land_semionova01.jpg'

Image hotlink - 'http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y277/ForgottenIceTea/SemionovaIII.jpg'

Definitely: shame on Bloch.
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos (karma: 1)
By Sylphiemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 1790, member since Sun Feb 09, 2003
On Sun Aug 05, 2007 05:54 PM
Edited by Sylphie (55958) on 2007-08-05 18:22:58
Edited by Sylphie (55958) on 2007-08-05 18:23:10
Edited by Sylphie (55958) on 2007-08-05 18:26:14
I've seen all those pictures you posted, and I still don't think Bloch did any editing. A black leotard is going to make anyone's boobs look smaller than a pale blue leotard would, not to mention that the height of a grand battement is not a flattering spot for the chest at all! Not that it should even matter...I think Polina is a great example of a gorgeous but unconventional ballet body.

Edit:

I found a couple pictures of myself to illustrate my point. For example...

Boobs:

Image hotlink - 'http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/greeneyes369/random/DSCN0257.jpg'

No boobs:

Image hotlink - 'http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/greeneyes369/random/releasedsolo7.jpg'

Boobs:

Image hotlink - 'http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/greeneyes369/random/rehearsalmodern10.jpg'

No boobs:

Image hotlink - 'http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/greeneyes369/random/lift2.jpg'

Boobs:

Image hotlink - 'http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/greeneyes369/random/modernwalks.jpg'

No boobs:

Image hotlink - 'http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/greeneyes369/random/DSCN11730001.jpg'

...you get the point.
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By bornballerina11 Comments: 43, member since Sun Jul 29, 2007
On Sun Aug 05, 2007 08:45 PM
Beautiful! I have the first wallpaper on my computer- its so amazing. Polina is such a beautiful dancer;; I haven't seen her live but from the pictures anyone can see that she is a wonderful dancer. Thanks for sharing!
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By dachshundlovermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 8685, member since Tue Jan 08, 2002
On Mon Aug 06, 2007 06:11 AM
Edited by dachshundlover (18927) on 2007-08-06 06:16:38
Alright, I could be completely wrong here, but here is my take on this.

I have worked in photoshop alot and recently taken courses for photo-retouching, since it interests me in pursuing a career in it (or something photography-related).

With one...maybe two of the photos, I can see tell-tale signs that they were POSSIBLY photoshopped. My eye is very trained to notice these types of things and honestly, the way they went about "editing" it surprises me since it is so noticeable.

If anyone is interested to further debate the issue, I can post my reasons why and say which particular photo :)

Whether it WAS truly photoshopped though, Polina looks stunningly beautiful as always. But the pictures DO seem to be lacking....something.... ;)

~D~

P.s. Again, not accusing Bloch of doing this, but with a vast majority of published photos nowadays, there is quite a bit of editing that has been done from the original photo. (sad, but true.) What the client wants, the client gets...whether it is ethical or not.
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By smileywomanmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 11032, member since Sat Sep 17, 2005
On Mon Aug 06, 2007 06:30 AM
I think it's the angle of the shots. I too photoshop pics for web design clients and nothing jumps out at me on this pics...

Polina is beautiful and has curves. I'm so glad a famous dancer has breasts! They are not distracting, and as long as she wears the appropriate undergarments to keep "the girls" from being distracting fine.

In many of the Bloch ads you can clearly see that she has breasts. Leos depending on how their cut, simply smash the boobs. I have a number of Leos that make me look smaller than I am.

I think the pictures are beautiful.
re: Polina Semionova for Bloch and other photos
By Legwarmermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 5734, member since Mon Sep 26, 2005
On Mon Aug 06, 2007 06:43 AM
Edited by Legwarmer (141868) on 2007-08-06 06:44:44
I am not criticising her "boobs", or her body! Only to point that out. Personally, I think it's thrilling that there is a top dancer out there with breasts. I like womanly dancers.

It was merely the question whether these pictures were photoshopped. To me, that question is important, because it shows whether such a big firm like Bloch makes a certain statement with retouching Polina's boobs or not.

@ D: Yes, please, tell me "what" you see. I'd be interested.

@ Sylphie: Thanks for showing us what light can do. Still, with Polina's pictures, it's different. Your "no boobs" pictures were those in which the light fell in a way that the leotard's front could not be seen because it was too dark. Polina's studio shots, on the other hand, are all well-lighted.
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