Behind the lens

Photography works in the most magical ways. It all lies in the power of the click that lasts no more than a few microseconds, but it’s a real deal breaker. From the contouring light on the face to the delusional sparkle on a dress, the lens is powerful enough to do anything. Or make anything look like what it’s not.

Photographer Akiss Paraskevopoulos looks at his subject matter in a new light, also with a very literal twist. As seen in this editorial, instead of taking the universally acceptable approach of making the clothes and model work for the lens, he favours the contrary. The nostalgic lighting of each shot is supported with hazy pastel undertones defining his working aesthetic. The weight rests with the mood of the shots and clothes become secondary, still making them visually pleasing.

anastasia by akiss paraskevopoulos

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Anastasia by Akiss Paraskevopoulos
Anastasia by Akiss Paraskevopoulos
Anastasia by Akiss Paraskevopoulos
Anastasia by Akiss Paraskevopoulos
Anastasia by Akiss Paraskevopoulos
Anastasia by Akiss Paraskevopoulos

A photographer’s subtle tackling with their subject is what makes an editorial stand out. And this particular one by Akiss is leading the troop in the aforementioned category.

Click on the gallery above to see more of model Anastasia as photographed by Akiss Paraskevopoulos.

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Shitika Anand is a freelance journalist, based in Sydney, who is addicted to coffee, vintage boutiques, bright-glitzy earrings and British stand-up comedy. Her bank account weeps every time she walks out of a shoe shop, but her shoe rack throws a 'welcome home' party for the new member. Her undying love for words is obvious when she narrates her entire life story to a stranger on the train. Which is partly the reason she's resorted to writing. When not blogging, she can be found in a corner of her nearest bookshop, hiding under a monstrous pile of international fashion magazines. You can read more of her work on her personal site, Sweet Dreams in my world.