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Slavic Bestiary

Following project deals with decoding polish folk traditions, exploring Slavic culture and is informed by pagan traditions of the past that draw upon connection between human and nature. 19th century large format photographic technique of wet plate collodion used-very technical and craft-based in nature-results in singular photographic plate. Every photograph has originated as physical object, a glass plate and is very much connected with idea of uniqueness. That idea is also visible in the original folk garments: these unique pieces bear the forgotten traditions-the figure of mythological Turoń that welcomed a new year or traditional costumes from Cracow used during wedding ceremonies – are authentic ritual garments taken from the closets of polish museums and small cultural Centers allow to draw upon our imagination and reimagine polish folk. 

Traditional National Polish Costumes: Cultural Centre Sokół in Strzyżów, PL 

Ritual Polish Costumes: Władysław Orkan Museum in Rabka Zdrój, PL

White Dress: Malan Breton

Dress with butterfly: Fei Fei Cicada

Models:  Katja Cemic

 Alex Bruni (Grey Models)

Pelagie May Green 

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