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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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Again stunning 
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Stunning! Inspires me. I'll always credit and link if I use it. But I love your photography and your ideas. :heart:
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THANK YOU!!!! SO MUCH!!! I searched and searched and searched and could NOT find a good model stock for the Virgo manipulation. Then I saw this one... so thank you!! :) :heart::heart::heart:…
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alexandradawe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
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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:w00t: you've been featured here:
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lindowyn-stock Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Beautiful! I was going to ask if this was Slavic because when I looked at the photograph it was very evident. Great work!
Kuoma-stock Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much , happy you think so:hug:
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June 17, 2013
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