Evanescent

Bones Bones, Baphomet horns and black lipstick – My very visual way to represent Death and what my little six year old neighbour called a “belated Halloween costume – I’m not scared!!”. I wasn’t trying to scare anyone, but it’s true that Halloween is supposed to be a moment when the bridges between the worlds…

The Centurion and the Fairy Queen

I wrote a short story to compliment the pictures taken by Marina Bratunova back in May, with Alexis and me 🙂 The Centurion and the Fairy Queen 1 – The Peaceful Centurion  He walked among the ferns and suddenly, he was free. He had never felt that before, in Rome or on the battlefields, as…

Goth Dryads

For our FIRST EVER model collaboration, Alexis and I went to Richmond Park to meet the talented photographer Marina Bratunova (Also https://www.instagram.com/gimba_bra/) This time we decided to go full goth and added a few Horns in the process as a nod to the forest. Alexis and I visited Saisai Camden the day before, where we…

Metro 2019

I know this was actually shot in November 2018, but I thought this title would make more sense as we’re in, you know, 2019. Isabelle Touyarou, a photographer whose work you might have seen on my previous articles inspired by the Master and Margarita, Russian sci-fi or Moscow street art, brought me on an incredible journey through…

City Cosmonaut – Part 1

Am I a Moscow-smonaut?… The photoshoot in Moscow with Isabelle Touyarou was otherworldly. I love snow and interesting places, so you can imagine I was very pleased we shot in some amazing locations. There will be more pictures coming from the session in the next few weeks! Here I decided to be all galaxy-themed, as…

Moscow and Margarita

Have you read The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov? It’s a precious gift I received when I was a teenager by my Russian friend and it’s always been a favourite book of mine since then. A fantasy novel that is also a political satyre of Moscow in the 1930s, it features the devil, a…

This Corrosion

This October, I was in Poland for some conferences including 4Developers in Kraków. There, I had the pleasure to catch up with friends old and new. Maciej Żywioł, who photographed me in Canary Wharf for some previous articles (The Muse of Dreams,  Chaos Theory and Metamorphosis), photographed me again but this time in his amazing…

Bluetalism

Brutalist maze under a blue haze I promised more pictures from the Barbican photoshoot with capturingemotions.co.uk  in the previous article, Outpost, and here they are! A concrete opening for a cobalt opera Brutalism is an architectural style that started in the 1950s. Often massive, with concrete blocks prone to urban decay and fortress-like features, brutalist…

Interlude with the vampire

Back in September, my friend Joël Lamotte and I went to the beautiful Parc de Sceaux in the south suburbs of Paris to take some pictures. The Park was designed by André le Nôtre (he created the Versailles gardens as well by the way) at the end of the 17th century. The then castle and…

The Wish Shop

Let’s go a little curio, just in time for Halloween! If you have read the previous articles, Karou’s wishbone and Chimaera’s Hamsas, you will have learnt about Karou, Laini Taylor’s character from Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Karou happens to have the Chimaera Brimstone for a father figure. This is the last set of pictures…