Russian Artist Creates Surreal Photos To Illustrate Traditional Fairy Tales

Photographer and artist Uldus Bakhtiozina’s photos treat us to her unique vision of Russian fairy tales. She reinterprets them in her photos by focusing on the pagans roots and ethnography of Russ Land. Her works are thoroughly detailed and immersive, and are based on comprehensive research on and comparison with Euro-Asian mythology. The artist pays special attention to her ambivalent interpretation of the symbolism hidden in legends and myths. The aim of the project is to use photography for telling stories that have been unsaid, rewritten or distorted over many centuries. Each tale contains a lot of hidden messages. In Russian fairy tales, princesses have the ability to transform into animals like frogs, swans, snakes, etc. Uldus invites her audience to speculate on the ambiguity and dualism of each character in Russian folklore …READ MORE

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