“Bilderbuch: The Picturebook of Elizaveta Porodina” at OstLicht Gallery
OstLicht Gallery presents the first comprehensive solo exhibition of the Elizaveta Porodina, whose work firmly positions itself at the interfaces of fashion, portrait and documentary photography.Born in 1987 in Moscow, she moved with her family in 2000 to Munich, where she studied clinical psychology. At the same time, she worked in different fields of visual media such as illustration, drawing or digital painting, until she turned to photography at the age of 22. Overwhelmed with happiness, which she felt during her first lookbook photo shoot for a young designer, she decided to devote herself entirely to photography.
Lou in New York I, 2016. © Elizaveta Porodina
In addition to her photographic work for Vogue, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton & Co, Porodina has inspired people beyond the fashion world with her personal projects and her atmospheric, iconic portraits. Thanks to the cinematographic character of Porodina’s sets, and comparable to Helmut Newton, who alongside Irving Penn and Gordon Parks has been a key inspiration for her work, her photographs are always pointing to a larger story behind the single image.
Beach Patrol II, 2016 © Elizaveta Porodina
Through carefully arranged settings and artistic lighting, Porodina constructs narratives that lead you into colourful fantasy scenarios or dramatic black & white stories. Distorted glass objects and reflections are recurring props of her stagings, touching upon such themes as identity, reality and gender roles.
Voyage, 2015 © Elizaveta Porodina
Lou in New York III, 2016 © Elizaveta Porodina
Beach Patrol I, 2016 © Elizaveta Porodina
Image 01: Feline, 2014 © Elizaveta Porodina
Bilderbuch: The Picturebook of ELizaveta Porodina
OstLicht. Gallery for Photography
11.10 – 16.12.2017