Distorted Gravity


In contrast to the teen prodigies we’re used to featuring on My Modern Met, many photographers are self-described "late bloomers” who turned their hobby into a full-time profession at a much later age. Such was the case for artist Anka Zhuravleva who realized that photography was her truly calling only after jumping around from career to career. She worked as a tattoo artist, a singer in a rock-band, a model and a painter!

Finally in 2006, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia-based Zhuravleva decided to focus all of her efforts on photography. Here, she put her own, unique spin on the art of levitation through her series Distorted Gravity. In it, her young subjects are seen going about their everyday lives…all in a zero gravity environment.








Anka Zhuravleva’s website





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