Russian irony: Uldus Bakhtiuzina

Uldus Bakhtiuzina Russian photographer

Uldus Bakhtiozina è una giovane fotografa russa che con il suo lavoro racconta i temi sociali forti del suo Paese, insieme agli stereotipi. Inizia la sua carriera con autoritratti ironici, con stereotipi su nazionalità, sul genere, sui temi sociali, utilizzando la fotografia per trasmettere un messaggio. Lei stessa si esibisce davanti alla fotocamera, come Wonder Woman, cercando di focalizzarsi sulla trasmissione di un messaggio ma senza mai tralasciare estetica, bellezza, composizione, artigianato e un po’ di ironia!

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Marry me, I need a Visa
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Vodka=water
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We fight for good husband
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In the name of fame
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You won’t like me in rage
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Il progetto Desperate romantics si ispira ai dipinti dei Preraffaelliti inglesi (un gruppo di pittori inglesi del XIX secolo). Uldus ha arricchito i dipinti di un significato nuovo, contemporaneo, parlando di temi che la circondano in Russia, fotografando persone che non sono modelli, ma hanno una storia. Cerca anche delle similitudini fisiche con i protagonisti dei dipinti, oppure crea dei giochi di parole.

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Nina Lehmann, John Millais – Rustam
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Aren’t you a little bit too short for a stormtrooper
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Lady Lilith, Dante Gabriel Rossetti – Ironing man
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Iron man’s ironing for ironing man
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The soul of the rose, John William Waterhouse – Temptation
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Temptation
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In altri lavori, Uldus ripropone in chiave moderna le fiabe russe e i personaggi folkloristici, giocando sull’ambiguità e sul simbolismo nascosto in ogni leggenda o mito.

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Baba Yaga
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Black swan
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Golden eggs
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Ivan and his flying carpet
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Seven knights and a dead princess
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Tsarevna the frog
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Negli ultimi mesi ha anche lavorato per Vogue Italia, rimanendo fedele al suo stile.

“L’ironia è la chiave e serve a motivare le ragazze a lottare per gli obiettivi, per i sogni, per cambiare gli stereotipi. Siate coraggiosi, siate ironici, aiuta! Siate creativi e create la magia.”

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Uldus Bakhtiozina is a young Russian photographer who narrates strong social themes and stereotypes of her Country, through her work. She started her career with ironic self-portraits, with stereotypes about nationality, gender, social issues, using photography to send a message. She performs in front of the camera, as Wonder Woman, trying to focus on the trasmission of a message, but without omit aesthetics, beauty, composition, handcraft and irony!

The photoproject Desperate romantics is inspired with Pre-raphaelites brotherhood (English painters of mid 19th century). Uldus enriches the paintings with a new, contemporary meaning, talking about themes that surround her in Russia, photographying persons who aren’t models, but have a story. She also search physical similarites with the painting’s characters, or she creates puns.

In other works, Uldus proposes russian fairytales or folkloristic characters in a modern way, playing with ambiguity and with the symbolism hidden in legends and myths.

In the last months she has also worked for Vogue Italy, staying loyal with her style.

“Irony is the key and is needed to motivate girls to fight for aims, for dreams, for stereotype’s changing. Be brave, be ironic, it helps! Be creative and create magic.”

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