Mickael Jou Convenes Dance And Photography Into One Breathtaking Product

Published April 16, 2015
Updated January 30, 2018
Published April 16, 2015
Updated January 30, 2018

Proving that art and athleticism are not mutually exclusive, Mickael Jou's photo series presents a reality in which we'd all like to belong.

Mickael Jou Photography

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Dancer and photographer Mickael Jou is without a doubt one of a very few individuals able to pull off a series of choreographed photos this precise, thoughtful and beautiful. The Taiwanese-French-American launched production on his project, “365 Photos”, nearly three years ago, and it will likely take him another three years to finish it. (Quite obviously, he does not take one photo per day.)

mickael jou nightclub

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mickael jou flower pick

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Years ago, Jou began practicing dance in the streets of Paris, and recalls people taking his picture as he did so, and soon enough inspiration struck.

mickael jou hallway scarves

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Jou commenced his self-portraiture project, convening two arts into one breathtaking product. Said Jou, “My self-portraits help me express the emotions that I feel while dancing. Dance is a very powerful art form, and I try to translate my emotions into my photography.”

mickael jou chains

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mickael jou alley shadow

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The “365 Photos” series takes place in and around his hometown city of Berlin, and sees Mickael in a variety of locations, both in and outdoors. Through these photos, he is able to exude a wide range of feeling, and imply to viewers that gravity simply does not exist in his world. The entirety of his series (thus far) can be viewed online, where his artistically styled and breathtaking photos reside on his Tumblr account.

mickael jou aqua and pink

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jou sunset

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jou orange scarf

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Mickael Jou future street

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jou lantern

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Mickael Jou Photographs

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jou forest foliage

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jou sheet

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jou supermarket

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jou subway

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jou leaves

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Mickael Jou Dance Photographs

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Mickael Jou green fence

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jou gray rust

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Erin Kelly
Erin Kelly is a freelance writer, artist and video editor that splits her time between the humid Midwest and the dusty corners of her mind.