Oh Lanzarote, how much I adore you. Your winters tasting like good warm spring. The volcanic landscape brining me to Iceland or even farther, to the Moon or reddish planets. Just warmer. The smell of the ocean around you. Your rugged terrain. The stillness and simplicity of your nature. So raw and perfect. A minimalist masterpiece.
There aren’t many sessions of this kind – this dynamic, energising, igniting passion and drive for creation. Oksana had it all, the inner powers, the badass vibe, charm with a touch of art on top. The portraits of her are just a very positive side effect of the sessions we had in Venice, Burano and Florence.
I’m sure you know that early morning delightful sounds of silence when you don’t really have to do anything. The pleasant lazy pace, the low light, birds starting to chirp, the first beams of sun, their warming touch. The sort of peace and hope filling heart and soul. Now this is the Ukrainian dream and longing.
Rainy morning does not sound as a perfect idea for a portrait session, does it? But this is Venice. City based on, almost made of, water. And rain adds its charm. The stone walkways reflecting light and sounds. Worse weather keeping tourists inside their hotels, cafes, museums. This all creates very unique conditions for a session.
It wasn’t just another portrait session in Venice. Meeting Abel, true artist, was something more. We turned the photoshoot into a metaphysical experience, entering another dimension of photography. Abel’s acting, flying, fighting gravity and listening to the silence of the mornings in Venice let us create as never before. Are you open for a different view?