This photo project started in 2014 and kept running through 2016, combining different stories, inspired with Russian folklore and dark side of fairy tales. Most of kokoshniks, masks and outfits made by the artist as well as photographs. None of works had been digitally manipulated.


Analogue from March 2014

Tsarevna the Swan most of the time was described wearing white outfits, having half of the moon shines in her braid and star in her forehead. She was also (as all Tsarevnas in Slavic Fairy Tale) able to transform into an animal, in her case it was the swan. She was described from all sides as a nice one, but at the same time she has been able to transform a human into an insect, bring 33 knights out of the ocean, make a squirrel sing and make a gold out of nuts shells. Ambiguous character with a dark history.

All outfit, kokoshnik by the artist

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