by Bella Kotak / FB
I love all that’s otherworldly and fantasy. Ever since I was a child I’ve escaped into the worlds hidden between the pages of books and now when given reign to express myself I find myself recreating those same worlds that I used to lose myself in. Tales of strong, independent women, creatures from another time, and the promise of adventure. Like an unfolding story, with each picture I try to evolve and push myself along unfamiliar paths.
Creating pictures like this remind me just how much I love photography. We created a moment where I had a real life siren in front of me… it was so strange and bizarre… and magical. I want to capture images like this and live in these magic lands forever.
I shot this with a Phase One camera that the company kindly loaned to Pratik and I. Here are the details for the kit I used - 645DF+ body, IQ250 back, lens 80mm f2.8
Model is Jessica Dru
Dress by Creature of Habit
Headpiece by Miss G Designs
Shell mantle by Fortunate Nora
Assistants - Vanessa (Creature of Habit) and my dear Pratik (Solstice Retouch)
Skin retouching - Solstice Retouch