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Mavka  26 by Kuoma-stock Mavka  26 by Kuoma-stock
:star: This is a STOCK image! :star:
You can use my images for your work if you follow my rules Stock Rules Update* a minor change in stock rules concerning book covers and commercial projects
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Model: my cousin Eva :iconhelleborus:
Photographer: me
Location: swamp somewhere in Russia :XD:
Date: taken on May 27 , 2013 during my vacations.

Details for those who are interested :
In Slavic legends Mavka ( or Navka, sometimes also called Rusalka) is a creature which dwells near water. Mavkas are something like ghosts of women who suffered a violent death through drowning and haunt the places where they died. They are usually depicted as young women with long hair wearing a white linen chemise or in later versions a bridal dress and a flower crown. Different to “usual ghosts” you can see them at any time of the daynight but I am not sure if that would be a pleasant encounter :XD: As you might guessed, the favourite occupation of any Mavka is to drown men ;-P
There are many stories about those creatures we enjoyed reading as my cousin and I were children, they were the source of inspiration for this stock series. It would be better if we had a rainy day but month May is usually very windy and sunny so we had to search for shadow places to shoot pictured. Anyway, it was a lot of fun and my best used bridal dress had to suffer a lot… :lmao:
Hope you enjoy the series and happy creating!

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WladoTheAlphaChicken Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Thank you for explaining the folklore behind these images, I love to learn new tales! I had heard of Rusalka before, but not the names Mavka or Navka. Beautiful images!
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omglauren Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used your stock here [link]
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Kuoma-stock Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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mimose-stock Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:w00t: you've been featured here: mimose-stock.deviantart.com/jo...
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Kuoma-stock Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconlindowyn-stock:
Beautiful! I was going to ask if this was Slavic because when I looked at the photograph it was very evident. Great work!
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Kuoma-stock Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much , happy you think so:hug:
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