The three friends of winter

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A symbol of steadfastness, perseverance, and resilience in Chinese brush painting.

I’ve been learning Chinese brush painting since I got back from my first trip to China. There is a very emotional and spiritual story behind, long story short, I hiked up to the temple of Guanyin and after having a chat with her she gifted me with a long lost inspiration to grab my brush and create something. That journey also inspired me to take photography onto another level, so I thought it was time to combine my passion for both arts into one creative project to pay my gratitude to the Goddess who gave me this very precious gift. Here’s the first image of the series, “The three friends of winter” which is representing steadfastness, perseverance, and resilience in Chinese brush painting.

Model: Anneke    Instagram: @anneke.grace
Photography, hanfu costume, makeup: Nora Hamucska  https://norahamucska.com Instagram: @norahamucska

 

Chinese New Year 2018 – Chinatown, London

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When I arrived at Leicester Square this morning, I assumed there was no chance to see the New Year parade… So once again, I went behind the scenes and enjoyed the morning sun in a not yet busy Chinatown.

Happy New Year!

Mata Hari

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Continuing my vintage series with one of my childhood icons, Mata Hari.

I’m finding vintage photographs very, very impressive for many reasons. They are graceful in their simplicity, there’s a lot of work put in them, the artists mastered the lightings (so much to learn from them!) and the models had that strong personality that makes you want to stare at their photographs for ever.

On the day we had the Madame Renarde photo session with my beautiful friend, Adrienn, we managed to shoot 3 sessions in just one afternoon. She was an amazing model, perfect for this character as well. Can’t wait to share the whole series.

Model, corset and accessories: Madame Renarde

 

Re-creating a famous image – Alphonse Mucha: The Moon

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It's not easy to find the perfect model when you have a certain image in your head. Even if you find someone who meets your "visual requirements", there's still a chance that they simply can't bring the character to life. No offense, just a fact.

As I started a new life in another country a few years ago and I'm pretty bad in connecting people, I hardly meet any potential models. 🙁 Which is quite frustrating when you have so much in your head, but if you keep on believing in your mission, your prayers might be answered - sooner or later, haha . And she came.

Here's the first image of our second photoshoot which happened on the same day as the Madame Renarde series. I've always been fascinated by the glorious women on Alfonse Mucha's paintings. They're so powerfully inspiring, I believe that every lady has an idol among them. One of my favourite is this piece of The Moon and the Stars series.

It was Mother's day, so my first thing in the morning was running to Tesco and grab 2 huge bouquets of chrysanthemum. So yes, her "tiara" was made of real flowers. ^_^ We spent a great afternoon together. <3

Further pictures coming soon.