Finding The Balance: I Take Portraits Of Animals And Humans To Show Their Natural Beauty (63 Pics)
I take photos dedicated to the natural beauty of people, animals, and the balance among them. I made these photos to show how beautiful we are, how different we are, how close we are to nature.
I've taken these pictures throughout the years and I hope you will enjoy the collection! If you'd like to see more of my work, make sure to check out my social media listed down below, thanks!
I started photography in 2012. I'd been drawing a lot as a kid. Now I draw only sketches for my photoshoots.
Most of my models are redheads. A few years ago I started my project #RedheadsStories to show their unique beauty. This project is dedicated to my Granny, one of the strongest and most beautiful women I've ever known.
People and animals always inspire me so much. I wanted to show how such different personalities can be beautiful in interaction with nature and each other. My photography is also dedicated to showing the unity between animals and people, not only their appearance, but their souls. Most of the animals are rescued, I was lucky to meet amazing people who take care of them.
People make me passionate about the work I do. I've met absolutely amazing and brave ones. Photography is my love language. It helps me share how I see the world. At the same time, it's my art therapy which helps me to get through things.
I would like for people to see the storytelling and hidden details in my photographs and hope my photography helps them to find more beauty in life and themselves.
The most difficult part of the creative process is sorting the photographs after the photoshoot to choose the best to post. I'm my own biggest critic, I've always thought it would be better to take another angle, try different poses, light, etc. Many thanks to my husband and friends for support. For example, my Foxes portrait of Olga & Alice, which became my hallmark and inspired lots of people, was too close to never being shown.
My favorite parts of the process are directing the photoshoot and taking the photos. I really love these two.
I have a couple of upcoming projects in my mind, they are inspired by books' characters and water, hope, to share them with you soon!
Xenia & Tom, the bear.
Tom is rescued from the circus (when he was a baby bear) and has been given a new home in a family with a professional keeper.