London-based photographer Ray Lewis was asked by Requiem for a Dream director Darren Aronofsky to aim his camera behind the scenes of the filmmaker’s most recent movie, Black Swan. The tale of an obsessive and psychologically tormented ballerina in her quest for perfection was the perfect fodder for a series of compelling images captured by Lewis’ lens. They’re quiet moments, but filled with the same expressionistic intensity the final product delivered. Apart from stars Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, and Vincent Cassel, Lewis was able to photograph the filmmaker and his crew at work. And is that a glimpse of Portman’s dance double — you know, the same woman who tried to bash the Garden State actress, claiming she was taking credit for scenes that featured the professional ballerina? Take a peek in our gallery below.
Image credit: Ray Lewis