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The Girl Who Got Swept Away into a Dream


Photographer Beata Cervin, who is based in Stockholm, Sweden, takes an ethereal approach to her body of work labeled Magic. The light and airy aesthetic has the appeal of a sun-soaked fairy tale–bright and dreamy. There’s a girlish charm about her photos that seems to not only refresh one’s senses but captivate one’s imagination.

Rather than taking her photography into the depths of the land of the surreal, where there is no sense of direction and nothing is easily translated, Cervin adds hints of oddities, often in the form of light and gravity-defiance. The inexplicable levitating bodies that appear in the photographer’s portfolio seem to weightlessly float in the air. It’s as though time stands still for this graceful young woman.

There are also beautiful and, appropriately, magical elements incorporated into these images that enhance the fantasy Cervin visually writes. A single pink balloon and a giant feather each seem to have the ability to whisk the pixie-like subject into the infinite heavens. Even when she’s seated, she’s dreaming, as stories emerge from her book. Overall, her images seem to weave the tale of a girl who gets swept away into a beautiful dream.














Beata Cervin website
Beata Cervin on Flickr
via [farewell kingdom]

Pinar Noorata

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.

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