Mysteriously Romantic Portraits by Marina Stenko

Fashion photographer Marina Stenko's portfolio exhibits more than just a series of women in finely stitched, custom-fit garments. Each image utilizes the fine fabrics these women model to help weave a tale of romanticized mystery and intrigue. There's a dreamy ambience set in Stenko's body of work whose mystical aesthetic is only heightened by billowing dresses and misty environments.

The Ukraine-based photographer's keen eye for texture plays a huge role in creating these intriguingly eye-catching atmospheres. Stenko combines coarse surfaces with with gentle vulnerability and, alternatively, juxtaposes smooth backdrops with regally bold women. The photographer also incorporates a great deal of fantasy into her fashion-forward realm. We see Stenko's reinterpretation of a modern Red Riding Hood and various queens, both good and evil, inhabiting the frame.

Marina Stenko website
Marina Stenko on 500px
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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 major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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