«Феминизм — это не волосатые подмышки, а осознание своей истинной силы»
 
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Для журнала «Собака.ru» Uldus сняла уникальный фотопроект, обратившись по просьбе редакции после долгого перерыва к жанру автопортрета, для которого ей потребовались красный конь, три ноги, желтые питоны — и никакого фотошопа.

L'Officiel Ukraine about Uldus's fashion story
 
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Film + Photos
 
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BBC about Uldus's work
 
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Петербургская фотохудожница Юлдус Бахтиозина, которая принимала участие в спецпроекте Би-би-си "100 женщин" два года назад, сейчас работает над серией портретов, посвященных ее собственному переосмыслению русского фольклора.

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Uldus Bakhtiozina, Russian photo-based artist considers herself a daydreamer in love with reality. Her work, which examines stereotypes about Russian culture and takes gleeful delight in smashing them is full of fantasy and escapism. Yet each moment in the image happens in reality, a process Uldus calls “documenting dreams.”

Russian fairy-tales through the prism of post-modernism
 
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This photo project, called “Russ Land,” is by renowned photographer Uldus Bakhtiozina from St. Petersburg

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Through her images, captured with an analogue camera and taken all over the world, twenty-nine-year-old USSR-born art and fashion photographer Uldus Bakhtiozina reinterprets Russian folklore. Her bleak winterscapes and brilliantly-costumed characters skewer her country's impressions of gender. Viewing the world through a distinctly Pre-Raphaelite lens, Uldus looks at the lives of regular people whose personal stories touch on the social issues of contemporary Russian society. These photographs are an attempt to understand the country's rigid notions of masculinity and stifling ideas about what it means to be a woman.

Fairy tales as you’ve never seen them before
 
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Russian artist Uldus creates surreal photographic portraits of maidens, demons, heroines and gnomes.

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Interview from Backstage
 
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How Uldus had created movie posters within 16 hours of shooting

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It’s all about telling a story. I am constantly inspired and my way of expressing this is by taking photos, it’s my way of sharing my experiences,” writes Bakhtiozina. “There are way too many bland, cold, boring fashion and lifestyle photos out there. My photos try to express something deeper than today’s average trendy photo formula. I want to be learning something or feeling something when I’m looking at a photo – so I try to create the same experience with my photography. With my art. With my Life!

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You don't have to be well-versed in Russian folklore to appreciate this surreal take on childhood classics. Russ Land, a series by photographer Uldus Bakhtiozina, reimagines fairy tales through a very personal lens.

Uldus Bakhtiozina: The Photographer Challenging Stereotypes with Magic
 
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When you think about Russia, what comes to your mind first? Let me guess: vodka, snow, bears and “matrioshka”?! The girl with the exotic-sounding name, ‘Uldus’, has been recording it all and even more. Uldus Bakhtiozina is a Russian photographer and the first Russian speaker in the history of TED, as well as being the first Russian photography finalist of the Gifted Citizen Prize. What caught my eye is her ability to combine jokes targeting narrow and judgmental thinking with a beauty and appreciation for Russian folklore in a very unique and provocative way.

THE DAILY BEAST. INTERVIEW
 
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Uldus Bakhtiozina's recreations of Russian fairy tales are a little bit Alexander McQueen, a little bit 'Game of Thrones,' and 100 percent mesmerizing.

Vogue Arts questions to Uldus
 
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Intro to Uldus's art works. Talking about her city of grey colors, which inspire her to create colorful work.

INTERVIEW
 
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Taking pictures with Uldus Bakhtiozina

100 Women 2014: Exploring stereotypes across Russia and everywhere
 
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Who are the 100 Women 2014? BBC included Uldus to Top 100
 
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TED talk came out today!
 
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Artist Uldus Bakhtiozina uses photographs to poke fun at societal norms in her native Russia. A glimpse into Russian youth culture and a short, fun reminder not to take ourselves too seriously.

Interview with Uldus
 
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A: Can you remember the first photograph you took?

UB: The first picture I took was when I was six-years-old with my father’s film camera. He set up everything for me and I just chose the right perspective. It was in our countryside house. However, the first photograph, which started my career as photo based artist, was a self-portrait that I took in 2009 in London. I can remember it very clearly because it was a very emotional shooting process and it became very popular on the internet after publication. This particular photograph is in my biography as a memory and as a mission statement to fight against stereotypes and for positivity.

All images are copyrighted © 2013 - Present Uldus Bakhtiozina.