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 June 2015

According to 5 stages of women groth in Slavic culture (read in Fair Maiden, Red Beauty Series), this portrait illustrates the 4th stage of it, - “The Wisest”. Her “body pictures” tells a story about her life, saying about her Eternal Wisdom. I wanted to recreate a story not only with outfit, but also with body drawings (done by the artist). Wisdom in Slavic fairy tales often associated with the snake or with the lizard, or other reptiles sometimes. Tsarevna at some point would transform to a snake or lizard to escape or because she was bewitched.

All inside this work done, hand-maded by the Artist

All images are copyrighted © 2013 - Present Uldus Bakhtiozina.