Tina Rybakova, who invited/collaborated with Dasha Kond on this project. I'm sharing this shoot particularly because I noticed that there's a whole lot of fairy tale folk who ADORE the theme of women and bears in myth and fairy tales. It turns out too, that this photographer has a strong fairy tale sensibility in setting up her photos, particularly in showing animal-human connections.
The photos are from Moscow-based fashion photographer Dasha Kond, who often uses real animals in shoots, whether they are wolves, camels, horses, snakes, and more.
I have fond SO MANY beautiful images I simply can't add them all here but below the jump is a collection of my favorites so far (I've run out of time trying to see every photo, there are so many!) You can see the 2 300, or so, more photos HERE.
In the meantime, jump on over and take a look at the other fairy tale-ish images. I included some that are most definitely fairy tale but without an animal but it's clear the magical human/animal connection is what inspires most of the photography.
Oh and yes, there are more 'girls and their bears' images too.
✒ ✒ Click the "Read more" link below for MANY more fairy tale like images with animals c/- Dash Kond ✒ ✒
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Here come the beautiful tales-caught-in-images (I included just a few without animals that caught my eye as well but most of these 'stories' are companion stories):
I think the girl with the basket and the bear might be my absolute favorite set of pics but I love the girl and the ostrich as well.
We live in a rich time to be able to see and share these, be inspired and catch a glimpse of a little magic that actually exists in our world today.
Dasha Kond's official website is HERE but seems to be best contacted personally via HERE.
*Russian photography is getting a lot of attention at the moment. And some of the best illustrative art has come out of Russia for a long time as well. Makes me want to visit more than ever.