We are excited to present to you the first in our series of interviews with exceptional women we have met in our photo studio.
Every day we meet different women from all walks of life and we fall in love with each and every one of them! Talented, unique, beautiful and powerful – each woman we photograph wins our hearts and provides a glimpse into a new, exciting world. That is how we decided to hold a series of interviews with some of our clients – to share their thoughts, talents and passions in life with you.
Below is a short interview with a talented (and gorgeous looking!) Toronto based artist and professional painter, Nelly Tsyrlin, who talked to us about her creative journey.
Early in her twenties, Nelly launched a successful modelling career. Being exposed to high fashion industry’s aesthetic, Nelly developed her own unique taste and artistic vision, which she then applied in a role of a stylist and later on in her paintings. Nelly is currently completing her MFA at the Royal Art Academy in St.-Petersburg, Russia.
KBL: Nelly, we are absolutely in love with your work! Please tell us about your art and a unique technique that defines your current paintings.
Nelly: My recent artworks are created by painting on glass and transferring the imprint to paper using the technique called monotype. Each artwork is original and a one-off. Each mark placed on glass is permanent, leaving no room for error and creating a sense of immediacy and exploration.
For an artist who spent years deciphering the “how to” secrets of classical realism, to diverge into a more experimental and spontaneous direction was a big surprise, first of all, for myself. It is hard to say what exactly pushed me to try out something new, but it could be the simple fact that I had no access to life models and my easel was broken at the time and all I had in my studio was a glass table I inherited from a friend of mine, Lora Vertue.
KBL: What about the subject matter of your artwork, what inspires your choice of a subject?
Nelly: The subject matter originates from body language observations. Our body language goes further then words in portraying our subconscious intentions, primal desires, feelings and thoughts. And it is those intentions that inspire me and that I strive to capture on paper.
KBL: What did you think about the photoshoot in our studio with Lora Vertue and how was it special for you?
Nelly: I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! The girls managed to fuse my past career with my present passion, which made the images very special and dear to me. The photographs turned out fantastic, the best I could hope for and much more.
KBL: Please tell us what is next in store for you and what are your plans for the future as an artist.
Nelly: Looking into the future, I plan to explore my aesthetic through brand collaborations. I want to share my art with wider audience, while devoting myself to continuously push the boundaries creatively.
To view Nelly’s current portfolio please visit nellytsyrlin.com
We were approached by After Breast Cancer, a non-profit organization established to contribute to women’s quality of life after their breast removal surgery to participate in a photography project. SHE – After Breast Cancer was a project that invited 12 photographers to photograph 12 breast cancer survivors. On a warm sunny day, a fantastic team of volunteers gathered together to create an unforgettable day for 12 ladies who’ve endured the hardships of cancer. Each model got a professional make-up and hair styling done and wore a gorgeous outfit handpicked for her by a personal stylist. Happy tears were shed and great photographs were taken that memorable day. The best 12 photographs from each photographer then made it to the annual calendar. We were very lucky to work with an amazing woman and a breast cancer survivor, beautiful Catherine McCormack as our muse for the project. Enjoy our selection!
Photography by Lora Vertue
Every woman is unique and beautiful. Photographer Taryn Brumfitt is working on a documentary that will change the way we see our bodies. “Women are always being told to change or be different — lose weight, fight aging, smooth your skin, get rid of cellulite, I mean really, women are such amazing and dynamic creatures can we please change the conversation from this bullsh*t to something with a little more substance?”, she says.
Read more about her inspiring story HERE.
On this very special day 13.04.13, we want to celebrate the birth of a very special much anticipated baby girl Lisa. We congratulate our amazing couple Ksenia and Sergey on becoming parents! We wish them best of luck, happiness and harmony as they have received their most beautiful gift of life- Lisa.
We are so happy for you! xxx
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