My name is Pilar Mauri; I am an international visual artist. Fine Art Photographer and Set Designer.


Shortly after receiving B.A. honours in Fine Art Photography and Visual Communication, I developed a career combining my two passions, Photography and Set Design.


Whilst constantly exploring self-motivated Projects, I have been commissioned by Dancers, Choreographers, Dance and Theatre Companies in Portrait and Advertising Photography.


I often work with artists, mostly dancers, but I am not exactly a “dance photographer”. I do not want to photograph something that is a document of someone else’s art form.


My desire is to create an artistic expression – a theatrical and poetic story with the visual language of Photography and the emotion of Dance. Dancers possess that ability to express what is too deep to find words.


I am passionate about creating mysterious Dance images, intoxicated with light, colour and movement – and ethereal Portraits that show beauty, elegance, excess, dramaturge, with a dash of dark fairy-tale.


In early 2013, after ten years as a Professional Photographer, I founded “Studio 1897” (London).


I have an extensive client list that includes commissions from The Royal Ballet (London); The Royal Ballet School (London); The Scottish Ballet (Glasgow); The Birmingham Royal Ballet (Birmingham); The English National Ballet (London); The School of American Ballet (NYC); Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance (NYC); Ballet Flamenco de Madrid (Madrid); Los Vivancos Flamenco Dance Company (Barcelona); Ballet Nacional de España (Madrid) to name a few.


If you wish to schedule a session with us, or make an inquiry about pricing, please feel free to send an email to:  art@studio1897.co.uk
Thank you!