The onset of spring and two people experiencing loneliness interlaced with longing. Those are quoted by Polish photographer Marta Streng as fragments of the story behind her shoot Walk of Your Heart. Beautifully stylised and richly coloured, the photos have a vintage veneer that compliments the Colonial-esque styling. Life imitates art in one picture that recalls Grant Wood’s famous painting American Gothic which features a farmer, pitchfork in hand, standing next to his daughter in front of Gothic Revivalist house. But the pair in Streng’s shoot, though in similar stance, garden tools in hands, having stepped out of the same era as Wood’s, have a different relationship. They seem to be lovers, or wish to be. The strict bars on their relationship are loosened by the end of the shoot, where they waltz in a rain of feathers and welcome spring with a newfound sense of freedom.
Starring models Lena Jackiewicz & Michal Gwizd, with hair by Katarzyna Siux Ilecka and makeup by Ewa Kurowska, you can view all of Marta Streng’s shoot by clicking on the thumbnails above.