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Elena Vizerskaya aka Kassandra is a talented young artist based in Kiev, Ukraine. Elena’s work unites photography and digital art. Besides the photography, Elena is also a talented graphic art specialist, who recently worked on the new project – an innovative graphic novel. For many years she has made surreal photos by using collage, photo-manipulation and photo-design as techniques. Her work is many times awarded and used for magazine covers and illustrations, apparel prints and advertising campaigns.
Photography Style and Vision of Elena Vizerskaya
…I want what I see, and I see what does not exist…”
When I started writing about Elena Vizerskaya, I wasn’t sure how to describe her. I was looking at her art-pieces, wondering how to define her style and say something concise about her photographs. I experienced the photos thinking about the artist. Who is Elena? In one word – Elena is a visionary. A dream weaver. Her nickname, Kassandra, was chosen for the reason. She creates a new world from her dreams, sharing it with us in quite specific circumstances. She calls us to participate in the creation by experiencing her photos on our own away.
Each one of us can see the same thing different, according to our beliefs, mental condition and current emotions. Elena strongly believes in communication between the art piece, photographer-artist and observer. This course is not strange in the history of fine arts.
How to Find an Enigmatic Universe and Make It Possible
Elena described her passion for photography and collage as a way to say all the things that can not be said by using words. Her creation occurred instinctively and it as derived from the strong desire for self-expression. As she said in one interview, the creative process is a game for the photographer. Photographing is a spontaneous process and she only plays with the photos. On somehow, magic happens. While she takes photos, emotions arise and she finds the best way to express them.
When we look at her photos, we see the dream world, unexplainable and mystic. She uses a number of layers to achieve the illusion.
A range of colors, inspired by her trip to India, give her photos allegorical tone. Often, the photographer glorifies a beauty of the women’s body surrounded by mystical space.