Fabulous image, technically flawless- it defies category and asks more questions than it answers. In this I see, beyond the obvious subject, a really remarkable dialog between artist and model, maybe more the true subject on another plane. The poetry of motion and form is like Matisse in a photograph. The photo also suggests by its qualities that it is part of a larger body of work, and I can't help but wonder how this would function as a published work, like a small sketchbook, full only of photgraphs without text. Enchanting, enigmatic, sensual. A world complete unto itself. Chapeau!
Thank you so much for this critique!
I did not publish this picture for two years, as I could not explain to myself what attracts me in it, besides the beauty of Katerina. And just recently, I've seen visual associations of the composition: a bow and arrow, and the figure pierced by balustrade railings. This understanding was the decisive impact for me to process the photo: crop and convert to b/w in a way that stress the compositional basis.
The composition is wonderful, very complex with the lines of the balustrade, the angles of the apartment blocks in the background. I find that as I look at it I see different compositions overlayed on each other. Interesting is how the balustrade and the lines in the buildings seem to pull the eye to an imaginary horizon point beyond the photo to the right, and this movement is first echoed by Katerina's body and movement, like these two lines are pulling her, and then they are stopped, focussed where the balustrade line catches her at the waist. I love your work, the geometry and use of darks and lights is fabulous. Please also extend my compliments to Katarina, her presence in the photos is wonderful.