The extremely talented photographer Andrey Yakovlev and art director Lilie Aleeva are a Moscow based creative team.
Seductive, stunningly gorgeous models, elegant fashions, inventive sets, and above all creative photo series that never fail to surprise and impress viewers, Yakovlev and Aleeva raise the bar for contemporary artistic photography.
Some of their photo series deliberately mimic the diverse styles of classical, realist, romantic, art nouveau and modernist paintings.
We see echoes of Ingres, of the pre-Raphaelites, of Bougureau, of Klimt and even of Picasso’s blue period in some of their images.
In other series, they set a subversive tone, pushing the limits of our imagination. In yet others, they emphasize feminine beauty and glamor.
In most of their photo series, Yakovlev and Aleeva stage a set and create drama, through the postures, gestures and facial expressions of the models.
These expressions surprise us rather than simply imitating life in a repertoire that we’re already familiar with.
These images take our breath away through their stunning beauty and capture our attention through an undefinable element of surprise that characterizes the best artistic creations.