Denis Ignatov: Backstage at Circus Traber

Germany based portrait photographer Denis Ignatov went off to do his own project and visited Circus Traber, a long standing, traditional family circus which travels all over Germany with 40 people and 70 animals. In this sneak preview, Denis demonstrates his gritty film noir style here in these shots of two Traber brothers who sure know how to juggle and balance a chair on their chin. As you do. Other performances include an impressive dressage show with horses, daring trapeze artistry and hula-hoops with little Angelie, just 5 years old. You’d think work is all fun n games for the artists and acrobats in the circus, but the Traber kids still have school to attend and exams to write – in a virtual classroom! But then again, that’s kinda cool isn’t it?