Issue 2 - 2008
Publisher: Picture Booklets Publishers B.V. (2008).
Dimensions: 24.5 x 34 x 1.3 cm
No man's world
Enigmatic. Desirable or elusive. Frigid. These are adjectives that come to mind when we look at portraits by Russian photographer Katerina Belkina whose work is remarkable for the immediacy of each woman's face it confronts the gaze of the viewer. With eyes wide open and dark like those of sirens in Pre-Raphaelite paintings, the artist's models lure the viewer into a world of dreams, desires and beauty. Their long necks resemble the subjects of Modigliani while the sensual curves of their bodies coul be straigt out of a canvas by Tamara de Lempicka.