After weeks working on proposals and grants for a new music and dance project I got a chance to get back to some photography work yesterday, creating sets and transforming my home studio into different imagined worlds.
This photo I was inspired by the stories of rusalka, something like a mermaid or water spirit, present in the folklore of Ukraine, Russia, and other Slavic countries. In this post I write about the concept and the process of creating the image through the lens of fashion and beauty photography.
After finishing a massive video project this week I have a number of new shoots and personal work for the next couple of months lined up. I put together a fantastic team including hair, make up, light assistant and even a collaboration with a CGI artist. Some shoots will be very simple and others will be quite elaborate, but all are meant to push me to get new skills and shrink the gap between vision and execution.
In this post I write an update on current new projects and my goals with them, including a new podcast, a fine art online store, a world music and dance group, creative projects with my wife, and an entirely new photography portfolio. I also talk about the turning point moment in Cyprus where I decided to change the course of my career.