In my project Curves, I am displaying other, original look of portraits. It goes beyond the classical beauty and prefers an abstract image of the photographed model. I try to distort the perfect symmetry of the shape so that the final portrait will look at first as an abstract painting.

In my more recent and abstract pieces, I am questioning viewers perception of aesthetics and encourage them to find beauty in abstract imperfection which is so unique and rare in current media.

The curvature of the image is achieved by using the physical properties of water. The surface of all water is curved. The water in motion creates irregular curves of the object. It can move, curve, reflect. The photographs are shot on film, not software-manipulated.

I break the perfection and create unique abstract underwater portraits aiming to show that even imperfection can be beautiful. I was inspired by famous as well as modern painters, who create unique portraits and are not afraid to break classic portrait rules. I wanted to bring that to my photography. I find excitement in the creative process as the possibilities of water curvature are endless.

The project won 2nd place in 2019 FineArt Photography Awards, abstract category. You can also find the photographs in Vogue Best of and Photo of the Day gallery.

More info: michalzahornacky.com | Instagram

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Withnail 2 months ago

Wonderfully emotive portrait with a beautiful colour palette.

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JD Cassavaugh 2 months ago

This one is so graceful and lovely. I love that tiny kiss of blue that glows against the warm tones.

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- 2 months ago

WOW! The colours are incredible! I love the contrast, the colours are so different but still somehow work! AMAZING!!1

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Kangaruby 2 months ago

Love that purple.

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Bluebell Rizzi 2 months ago

My favourite! ♥o♥ (I love them all though)

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Withnail 2 months ago

Love the colour palette!

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Panda Bae 2 months ago

Wow, I love this color here. It has a lot of color without being overwhelming. Love it <3

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Leon' 2 months ago

Love!!!

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Withnail 2 months ago

She reminds me of Björk

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Withnail 2 months ago

There's something here that reminds me of David Bowie. Maybe the hair or the makeup... I'm not sure. Either way, I really like it.

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Sebastine Nnaji 2 months ago

Do you take students?

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Bluebell Rizzi 2 months ago

Love this one. Tenderness, in the ripples...

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Jaszellyn Henderson 2 months ago

this looks scary

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Gintare Cer 2 months ago

I love how the water wrinkles are almost invisible, yet her face is almost alien like!

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Sebastine Nnaji 2 months ago

How do you do this? I wanna learn

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NWB 2 months ago

They water effect is cool, but what makes it really great is the use of colour on and around the models, really creating a unique look/ Love it!

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