Russian Tales with Modern Twist by Uldus Bakhtiozina

Russian artist Uldus Bakhtiozina (Facebook | Instagram) has been mentioned by worldwide media since her last talk at TED (and BBC) but long before this we were happy to have her on our local Saint-Petersburg Behance Meetup in 2012. Apart from her previous provocative photography series, she went a bit further. Uldus reinterprets traditional Russian Tales in her photos by focusing on the pagans roots and ethnography of Russia. Her works are thoroughly detailed and immersive, and are based on comprehensive research and comparison with Euro-Asian mythology. The artist pays special attention to her ambivalent interpretation of the symbolism hidden in legends and myths.

Winter Face

Ivan the Prince

Soul of Forest

Soul of Forest

The Seven Knights and the Dead Princess

The Seven Knights and the Dead Princess

The Seven Knights and the Dead Princess

The Seven Knights and the Dead Princess

Baba Yaga

Tsarevna the Frog

Magic of Kisel shores

Olenushka and her brother Ivanushka

White Swan and Milky Rivers

Red Beauty/ Krasna devica

Red Beauty/ Krasna devica

Red Beauty/ Krasna devica

Red Beauty/ Krasna devica