11 August, 2018


Darja Bilyk
  • Model/Models: Anne Cathérine Dahlmann (Germany)
Wardrobe: Sarah Murphy
MakeUp: Laurel Bishop (Scotland)
Location: Royal Botanic Garden (Edinburgh,Scotland)
Camera & Lens: Canon Mark III + Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

This series is a result of my collaboration with a young talented make-up artist Laurel Bishop. This look was created by Laurel for her graded unit. When styling this photoshoot, Laurel was inspired by Christian Dior’s love for women and flowers, remembering the famous quote: “After women, flowers are the most divine creations”. Laurel did the make-up and the temporary flowery tattoos. The amazing dress is by Sarah Murphy, a graduate fashion and textile designer specialising in womenswear. Finally, our team was complete with my Muse, the model Anne Cathérine Dahlmann. The shoot took place in the wonderful Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh.

My name is Darja and I’m a fine-art photographer from Moscow, Russia, who now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. I’m self-taught and I’ve been shooting for 8 years now. I have worked in different genres but it was only four years ago that I found “my thing” in photography. My main focus is creating sensitive portraits, simple or fairy-tale like. I love shooting surreal and conceptual series as well. Working with colours and details is very important to me; every tone, every shade matters.

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