27th November 2015No Comments

Following Footsteps of Haggis

Around a year ago I visited Glasgow in the middle of autumn. The world was embellished with the beautiful colours of the trees setting to sleep. The time when the leaves are falling used to be my favourite part of the year . If only I could spend more time outdoors to escape the darkness.

During that short visit in Scotland with my boyfriend Ivan, myself, my sister Agnieszka and her boyfriend Hugo, we decided to escape for a small half day hike to Campsies Glen. The climb was really easy, it took around 40 minutes to get to the top.

The first part of the path goes along a little forest and a river and the second part continues in the open hill. The views are really pleasant and I would recommend it to anyone who would want to unwind for a bit.

Throughout our walk we joked around trying to follow the footsteps of a mythical creature Haggis. The wild haggis’s left and right legs are of different lengths, allowing it to run quickly around the steep mountains, but only in one direction. Haggis lives exclusively in Scottish Highlands.

They say there are two varieties of haggis, one with longer left legs and the other with longer right legs. The ones with left legs longer can run clockwise around a mountain while the latter can run anticlockwise. We never found Haggis, but we truly enjoyed the beautiful last hike of the year and the colours in the air.

27th October 2015No Comments

Dark Nights And All Of The Street Lights

Two days ago Daylight Saving Time finished and once again we entered into the days of the never ending night. Soon we will be leaving to school and work in the darkness and coming back in the darkness. All the remaining light will shine on the world in the time when we are locked inside four walls. Ever since I remember, I have very ambivalent feelings about fall. There is no other more beautiful season than autumn when the earth is covered with the blankets of rusty leaves, preparing to fall asleep. In the same time the infinite darkness is always taking the joy away as I rarely have time to admire these beautiful brown landscapes in the daylight.

The darkness was especially difficult to cope with back in the times when I studied in Glasgow. My night owl sleeping habits and getting up around 11 am did not help much with getting more sun. In extreme cases, there were days when I saw only as much as 2 or 4 hours of sunlight. Perhaps this has led me to noticing beauty in street lights reflected from soaking wet streets, dying in the ambience of the dark night.

When you’re coming back home tired, walking through the darkness in the coat drenched with rain, it can’t get much worse than this. Lift your head up a notice the beauty of thousands of colourful lights dancing in the rain.

2nd July 2015No Comments

The Bliss of The Plants in The Glass and The Light

 

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Today I am proudly sharing with you a sensual photo shoot in Botanical Gardens in Glasgow. For four years of living in that weird city I always had a thought at the back of my mind that it would be a wonderful space for a creative shoot. Full of thick, soft dusty light, you can almost feel the calming and relaxing atmosphere of this beautiful, filled with lush green plants place. Botanic Gardens used to be one of my favorite places back in the times when I studied in Glasgow with its meditative atmosphere and soft shimmering sounds of water sprinkling over the flowers could calm me down even in the worst times.

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A year after graduation, with a very strong vision, I came back with a small team to turn my dreams into images. I met Laura Alexandra through an active Facebook group Blank Canvas. Laura was fantastic in catching an oddly sounding suggestion to portrait heavy sultry mood with innocence. I hope you can all agree that her poses have a wonderful balance of nature inspired sensuality without even a hint of vulgarity. Ivan Merazchiev is the person behind the luminous light, he did a wonderful job assisting me with reflecting the sunrays, which plays an important role in creating an interesting multidimentional images.

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I am very pleased with the results of that photoshoot and I would love to do more stuff like this. Let me know what you think, what kind of photos would you like to see in this blog?

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Model: Laura Alexandra

Assistance: Ivan Merazchiev (flickr here)