Madam Figaro is the photographic tale of a mysterious and beautiful woman. Captured in open courtyards of stone and leaf, glamorously portrayed on the sweeping steps and bowing archways of ancient halls, and hidden amongst the natural thicket as a temptress of the night.
Photographer Sergey Korolkov makes use of a variation of styles to capture this story in progress, from close-up expressions to long-lense vertical portraits. There is both the use of colour and the lack thereof that defines the individual photographs, creating a metaphor for the complexity and the many sides to the woman in this story. On it’s simplest level tale appears to travels from a symbol of a blushing bride; beautiful, elegant and tasteful in appearance and dress. The blushing bride becomes wilder as the photographic story moves on, nevertheless still beautiful and tasteful. Finally it moves to a point where the elegance has not left her but her wild nature is now in control. The transition and change in appearance does not make model Svetlana Andrienko any less enamoring and enchanting throughout.
Make-up, done by Yana Shel, is strong and prominent within each “look”. Dark eyes and lips form the central focus. The hair styling, done by Irina Sannikova, changes drastically throughout the photography shoot; from a sleek back and clean appearance to start with to a matted and entangled exterior towards the end.
Stylist, Kirill Akimov, and photographer, Sergey Korolkov, work together harmoniously to create not only a striking representation of fashion and the beauties that adorn it, but also to tell a tale through the visual delights of photography, expression and clothing.
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