Splitting Image – 2: Purple

This is one of the part 2s (!) of my new short story, “Splitting Image”. You can read part 1 here. I hope you’ll like it! Splitting Image – 2: Purple I step in.  This is strange. The tunnel is much brighter than it seemed from outside. It looks very sleek, and bends so you…

Splitting Image – 1

This is an illustrated, speculative and auto-fictional, short story! I hope you’ll like it! All the pictures were taken a year ago by Marco Vinagre in Kings Cross, London but coincidentally, my hair looks nearly the same colour today 🙂 Splitting Image – 1 I put my mask on, crawl carefully through the torn, cobwebbed…

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…