Monday, 31 August 2009

All Virgos Are Mad

Unable to find a proper title for this post, I borrowed one from a 4ad cd compilation. Also, I've been so much into motives of hidden feminity and sensuality recently that nothing better would come to my mind, I'm afraid... So, last Sunday I had a shoot with lovely Caradelneil. Did I mention that I can't stand the fact that Summer has almost gone? Ah, yes...so, in a sort of fever I'm trying to catch the last rays of the sun, and working quite intensively. I'm also...going to buy an antique armchair for some future sessions... go for a trip to see a friend that I haven't seen for 3 years or more, and I'm really excited.I hope she's too, heheh ...going to tidy my apartment. Finally. I'm also desperately looking for vintage costumes for men as a couple of shoots are on the list, yet I'm not going to take simple portraits... to cut the long story ( post ) short, I'm busy & quite happy with this fact....As for inspirations - please, check "Raspail" by Arcana ,a moody, illustrative music with a little bit of orient slipping through these sounds.
Below are some images from the latest session. For more, please check my portfolio on carbonmade.


Deep, 2009


Lisbeth, 2009


The Eye, 2009

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Anastasia And Some More


W ostatnim czasie udało mi się szczęśliwie odnowić z lekka kostiumowego "konika" . Strój po lewej nie wyszedł jednak spod mojej chwiejnej igły:), przynajmniej częściowo. Elementy stroju to skarby znalezione w second-handzie, jedynie wykończoną koronką wierzchnią spódnicę doszyłam sama, dzięki temu całość sprawia lżejsze wrażenie. Suknie czekają na swoją historię przed obiektywem, na razie jednak sprawiłam sobie powtórkę z lektury - czytam "Anastazję" Petera Kurtha, przejmującą biograficzną historię ciągnącego się przez lata procesu o uznanie niejakiej Anny Anderson, która przez całe życie twierdziła, że jest ocalałą z masakry córką cara Rosji, Mikołaja II.
poniżej kilka fotografii z przysłowiowej "szuflady". Planuję powrót do koloru, ale na razie nie rezygnuję z romansu z porysowaną sepią.

I managed to get back to my interest in sewing costumes recently, hopefully. Some of my recent designs should appear here in a little while, but this time I'd like to share an image of a costume I combined from a couple of treasures found in a second-hand shops and so on. Only the upper skirt, made from lace, is my own work- I wanted to give the whole dress a bit lighter feel (under the lace there's a heavy velvet skirt). So, the gowns are waiting for a suitable time & place . In the meantime I've refreshed a lecture of "Anastasia" ( written by Peter Kurth ), a moving biographical story of Anne Anderson, who claimed to be Nicolai II, the Russian tzar's daughter, saved from the massacre of the royal family. Extremely moving.... Below I'm sharing a couple of some 'lost & found" works. I'm thinking of coming back to colours, yet I'm not quitting the romance with old sepia aesthetics.



Masked, 2009



Mine , 2009

Thursday, 20 August 2009

There...


There, 2009

This And That

The fact that Summer is almost gone, makes me feel depressed. How come it has passed so fast. Each season has its unique charm but, having a temporary deficiency of energy, I've been really catching every single sunbeam. Never enough... I just came back from a short weekend visit at my relatives' and surprisingly managed to organize a small photo shoot today. There was a nice, a bit terryfying moment, when I was taking shots and the model noticed that I have a hornet on the shoulder... Ouch.


Falling, 2009

Monday, 10 August 2009

Inspirations - Florence + The Machine

I haven't been posting much recently. I don't spend much time at home. I take photographs, I work. I live :) The video, I would like to share, thrilled me from the very first time. I found out that this artist is quite popular, so you might have already seen this. But you might have not... Florence is having her debut album released this year and I am really going to get a copy.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Ouch again...

I changed the image into black&white and got seriously scared. The past whispers using disturbing frequency... The suggestive model was a lovely Kamila, I mentioned her a post before.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Enter Me


Enter Me I


I've been thinking of such project for quite a while. Three aspects of love & devotion under one name, other meanings always up to the viewers :). Kamila is a befriended make-up artist, but this time I asked her to take a bit different role, so this is actually her real debut as a model. We also made some classical portraits, but these I will post in a little while.