29th October 2016No Comments

Folklore Flirtations

There's one thing you may not know about me, although it probably will not come as a surprise, I am absolutely in love with fashion. I was never interested nor dared to share my fashion inspirations through fashion blogging and I do not intend to change that. But fashion and photography do have a lot in common and have a long passionate history together. My work has always showed signs of flirtation with fashion and you may have noticed this influence slowly growing stronger and stronger. In the ideal world I would love to have a full control not only over photography but also over styling.

But there's a catch, planning and executing entire shoot as a photographer while being full time employed is a lot to handle and at this stage I don't have enough time to be able to do both. I truly believe that one day I will be proficient enough to be able to execute entire shoot wearing two hats of both the photographer and the stylist. In the meantime I am looking to build long lasting creative collaboration with some talented aspiring London based stylists! So if you share my aesthetics taste and you're looking to expand your portfolio, don't hesitate to get in touch! You can find out more about my fashion inspirations by following this Pinterest board, this is where I collect variety of styles and trends that I would like to photograph. If your idea is somewhere there, I will sign it with my eyes closed.

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Today I will introduce you to one of the test shoots that I styled myself. I have a long term obsession with embroidered folk flair a la Valentino. The new autumn/winter Zara collection is seducing me with their cozy velvet garments adorned with Slavic patterns hailing resemblance to Russian and Ukraininan folklore. The test turned more into beauty shoots after I reviewed final shots. I could not resist concentrating on highlighting fresh bright and lushy make-up looks created by talented make-up artist Laura Onea, who shares my admiration for folklore. Red lips and rusty toned eyeshadow highlights natural beauty that very much goes with the green background. For this shoot I had a pleasure of photographing beautiful model Nancy Morris who is also healthy lifestyle enthusiast and vegan, blogging on SuperfoodScrumptious. This shoot is also one of the first studio shoots I will be featuring on this blog in the feature. Let me know what you think about the folklore styling and the lush green shots!

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8th June 20152 Comments

At The Dawn of The Photography Adventures

IMG_6365I have been coming up with hundreds of excuses to postpone starting a blog. Being a perfectionist can be a drag sometimes. It is a wonderful feature of character to keep you improving your work but an extremely intimidating one when you want to make a first step. I was always telling myself that I would like to start a quality blog and for that I need to keep practicing writing but with a schedule lacking an hour for a calm dinner I was always struggling with finding more time to sit down and and write even one of the entire list of ideas for texts I have.

After an engineering degree I have stopped writing on a daily basis and lost my flow. I have thousands of thoughts to share, but I was scared to kick the blog machine before I have at least a few posts aligned. Good posts that is.

I have been waiting for too long, postponing to share my work with you until I am ready, while I was never becoming ready. I realized that I am missing the point. 'Photography and Other Miracles' was first and foremost supposed to be a platform for sharing magical photography and only secondly the rest of the miracles. Let the perfectionism drive me and my blogging becomes better with time. However every journey begins with a single step.

The first collection of photos I will share with you is a memory of a cool spring morning in Islington district, London with my friend Marta, a seasoned lifestyle blogger and author of Riennahera. Since my pen is not as sharp as her and I feel my photos speak louder than my words, I am leaving you with the visual medium.

 

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Location: Angel, London