A KALTBLUT exclusive. Photography and Creative Directing by Irena Khovanets. Model is Volodymyr Skrypnyk. Make up by Irina Smirnova. Hair by Anastasia Chornogorets.
The photographer says about her story:
“The Golden Age” includes three different eras – the Renaissance, the 20’s and the present. What do we have in common with these eras: luxury, uninhibited, a little madness and loneliness?
I tell short stories of conflict between man and fashion, a conflict between nature and people, architecture and man. I was born inUkraine, but live in Poland, Wroclaw. My acquaintance with photography began as a teenager when I would buy old magazines at flea markets, cut them out and create collages. At the time, I didn’t have a camera and collages were the only way to communicate with the viewers, to tell them stories with the help of someone’s already forgotten photos. At 28 I was able to have my first camera and that is when I finally felt real creative freedom; in my hands was the ability to capture the world with one frame, not thousands of clippings.