Let's discover the superb fashion art photography of the twin sisters Dasha and Mari from Kiev, Ukraine.
Specialising in Fashion, Art Nude and Psychological Portrait, the photos they create have a cinematic feel, it is original and storytelling. Let's discover how the sisters are creating together in this collection of artworks available to purchase at the Artist Collective.
Our journey in Art starts from childhood when we both drew imaginative images and sketches of women. Oftentimes we depicted them in sensual manner, fantasising about their outfits and surroundings.
Photography came into our life naturally, when our father presented the first 35mm film camera for our 16th birthday. We began with back and white portraiture and various cinematic scenes where some of our friends took part as actors. As twin sisters, we complement each other in all situations, behind the camera and in life circumstances.
"Golden Room" by Dasha & Mari
In our case, particularly, it is a natural way of cooperation, we work as a team. We both care for art direction, styling, photography and post production as well. We like to control the process from the beginning till the end result, as it is art photography where we have our own style and creative vision. Originality and quality are essential in our work.
"Lolita" by Dasha & Mari
It is true, our photography is original and storytelling, it contains a dose of cinematic context. As a rule our work reminds a theatre or preparation to the movie scene. We both discuss the idea and compositions we wish to create, choose suitable styling, location, details and accessories.
Frequently we work with two cameras, but it may happen that we use only one film camera and exchange it between us during the creative process of shooting because we feel and understand each other without words.
"The Dreamer I" by Dasha & Mari
We can be inspired by not traditional beauty, we mean not typical for common taste. For example, it can be a rare branchy plant, specific unusual place or atmosphere, etc. But also we may find it in everyday life, in a dialogue with an interesting person, in reflection of bright stockings in a window-shop, vintage shoes or deep voice of a singer. Of course we like good films, clothes and architecture from past epochs, we enjoy combination of colours and materials in art.
"Tennis I" by Dasha & Mari
As artists we prefer medium format film cameras like Hasselblad, Pentax 67. Also we like Nikon brand among film and digital cameras.
"Royal Tea VII" by Dasha & Mari
We have been invited to Italy for the workshop recently. In the meantime we work on our personal art photography series and present works at Art Galleries in Europe and Australia afterwards. Many of our photography works can be purchased in the form of art prints.
Regarding traveling, we plan a few trips to new destinations, where we haven’t been yet ;)
"The Dreamer III" by Dasha & Mari
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