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 January 2014

Russian Winters are probably the most famous for its cold. “I wanted to illustrate the Face of Russian Winter as it described in Fairy Tales with extremly low temperature but sunny, with streets dressed in snow. I took this self-portrait in January 2014, when the weather has demonstrated to me the perfect time and made my fingers almost unfeeling. I have changed my appearance to match the character i imagined in my head since childhood : Frost and Sun make a day full of wonder!” In Russian fairy tales The Frost is normally humanized and heroes are sent to him as a panishment, but they always receive good things and help from him, but ony in case if they are positive characters.

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