Ako voliš fantasy i cijeniš umjetnost, ovo će ti oduzeti dah
Svaka od nas je barem jednom poželjela biti dio fantasy svijeta vila i vilenjaka, jednoroga, patuljaka i ostalih fantastičnih bića. Fotografkinja Bella Kotak iz Londona živi taj svoj san kroz ni više ni manje nego objektiv fotoaparata.
Iako ne fotka sebe, dame kroz njezin objektiv postaju magične, baš poput pravih vila. Inspiraciju za svoja umjetnička djela Bella vuče iz fantasy svijeta, prirode i snažnih ženskih likova te sve spaja u jednu harmoničnu i predivnu simfoniju.
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Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be. – Heath L. Buckmaster . I often wonder about this, usually when I'm watching a show about the growth or devolution of the main character, who can we truly be if we really pushed ourselves beyond the glass limits we place around ourselves… 🌹 . Check out the class to see how I created and colour toned this image :) – www.creativelive.com . Behind the scenes blog post about my experience now up! – www.bellakotakphotography.com . ★ Model is @lex_lum @ TCM Models & Talent ★ Dress by @joflemingdesign ★ Hair & Makeup by Kristina Grohs ★ Skin Retouching: @solsticeretouch
There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion. – Edgar Allan Poe . I believe in the beauty of good, of kindness, and generous spirits. My love goes out to everyone affected in London today ✨🙏✨ . Model: @joy_draiki Hair & Makeup: Nadia Veenhof Cape: @costureroreal Crown: @pendulousthreadsuk Skin retouching: @solsticeretouch
I'm back in England and fighting jetlag like a unicorn warrior 😅 any tips you guys have would be greatly appreciated haha🙏 . This was the first backdrop I painted and I love how it photographs! It's summer now and I'm so inspired to paint more! Let me know if you'd be interested in seeing a progress video 😊 . Featuring the lovely @ninasever Unicorn horn by @_fairytas Dress by @joflemingdesign Lighting assistant @indysagoo Skin retouching by @solsticeretouch . Have a lovely weekend! 🙌
Hey color lovers! @solsticeretouch and I are super excited to announce our BRAND NEW series of Photoshop colour presets called Color Collections. This new series of is inspired by painterly tones, classical art, and my favourite floral colours is affordable and easy to use! . Check out our BTS video showcasing a few ways you can use and modify the actions – www.fineartactions.com . To celebrate this launch we are offering 35% off for a couple of days, using 'COLOR' on checkout! . I'm already so excited to see what you guys come up with! 😀 Use the hashtag #fineartactions for a chance to be featured on our feature page & @fineartactions ✨🙌🌸 . Models are Scarlett & @mariaamanda_official Crown by @monarquejewels
Hey all! I've been invited to talk at @thephotographyshow at the NEC in Birmingham by the lovely folks at @vanguard_world and @smugmug! Check out all the details here! – www.photographyshow.com/speakers/bella-kotak . @solsticeretouch and I will be teaming up to talk about Advanced Colour Toning at the SmugMug booth and we'll be doing a little giveaway 😊 . I created this picture with creatives I met at the Photography Show a couple of years ago ✨ Back then I never imagined that two years down the line I'd be invited to give talks by amazing companies and be an ambassador for Phase One. It's insane!! . If you're working on your dream then don't give up. Keep taking those steps forward, hustling as you go, and getting ready for the opportunities that will come your way! . ★ Featuring the lovely @stephie_rebello ★ Makeup by @jodilakin ★ Skin Retouching: @solsticeretouch ★ Special thanks to @davekaipiper for assisting 🌿
Throwback to the picture that kicked off my ode to Spring!🌷🌺🌸 I created this in the summer of 2014 one evening after work using a bunch of discarded flowers from a nearby florist. I didn't really have an idea of what I wanted to capture only that I knew I had to shoot, to create, to express something. It wasn't the happiest point in my life. My friend Camille was my model and very quickly this picture was born in the tall grass. My life shifted that day although I didn't know it at the time. . I'll share a before/ after for you guys in my stories! . I'd love to hear your stories! What motivates you to create?
Daughter of Spring . Winter isn't my favourite season. I suspect it drags even longer because I long so much for Spring. However just like the flowers need this time to sleep, refresh, and regrow, I'm taking time for myself. I'm sowing the seeds for this year. How many opportunities bloom is entirely up to my efforts. It feels good to believe in the strength within, to take control, and harness it. . This was created on the rainiest day in the muddiest woods! We kept the dress clean by some miracle (and a thick blanket! haha), kept my camera (mostly) dry, and had so much fun that I can't remember feeling cold. The warmth of good company, fairytale magic, and laughter in the rain still lingers. . Spring is coming. . A behind the scenes video of this is coming very soon! . Model is @mariaamanda_official Dress and Headpiece by @agnieszkaosipa Hair flipping and BTS videographer: @richardwakefield Skin Retouching by @solsticeretouch Camera used @phaseonephoto . ★ My Photoshop Actions – www.fineartactions.com
What the earth gave me… . My love of photography and escapism was nurtured by nature, changing seasons, bright colours, and flowers. Always flowers. Delicate and beautiful, their soft petals hiding the strength within. . Thank you Scarlett for being my friend and muse this year, for allowing me to capture your strength, your gentleness, and your wise soul. Thank you @agnieszkaosipa for your beautiful designs. And big thanks to my mum, dad, and dear Pratik for helping me haul all these discarded wedding flowers back home and bring this image to life! 🌺🌷🌸🌹 . What inspires you to create? . ☆ Retouching by Bella and @solsticeretouch
A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretence and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself. – Maya Angelou . The unity, power, and strength of women coming together all over the world yesterday was electric and it was really something special. Could you feel it too? . Something I learnt from my mother is that it's important to speak up. She's a woman who stood her ground, protected and fought for us when we were little cubs, sometimes to my utter mortification (if you were bullied you understand) but she made an impact and I'll never forget that. And watching all mothers, sisters, daughters, girlfriends, grandmothers unite made me think about that same spirit I saw in my mum. Mama bear in protective mode. . Thank you @isabelsasse for letting me capture you. I spent some time this week *finally* editing Bali pictures from my Dream Retreat a couple of years ago. I'm using my Wanderlust collection actions to make this process quicker and so far I'm loving the results! Definitely going to get a blog post about this retreat up soon! . Hope you're all having a wonderful day! 🌍💧✨
There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights. – Bram Stoker . I can't help but create magical worlds in the everyday. It's a passion and perhaps that's because I believe in magic, in happy endings, in something beautiful just a breath away. . To be a light in the world is no easy task. Hearing the news reminds me of the darkness that lurks just beneath the surface. I'm so conscious of it that it makes me want to go out of my way to feed the light more. To give whenever I can, to be a good experience in someone else's day, to smile and lift spirits, to listen and not judge, to get to know the soul and not get distracted by the appearances. I firmly believe we create our own magic in this world and that every choice, every action, every word counts. . I hope you're having a lovely week! . ★ Featuring my dear friend @jesdru ★ Dress by @creaturehabits ★ Wings by @fancyfairyangela ★ Skin/ Wings/Dress Retouching by my dear @solsticeretouch who worked on this with me! . ★ My Colour Shop! – www.fineartactions.com
I have something VERY exciting to share with you all! . When I share my before and afters, so many of you have asked to see how I did the colour toning… well! You've finally convinced me to release my PSD files! . You can find it at – http://fineartactions.com/psd . Since this is something new, we're only making it available for $9.99 this week to kick off this year on a bright, positive note! Please let us know what you think! We're starting with one and if there is enough response, we'll do more. And for those of you who get it, do let us know what you think! . We love giving back to you and supporting you as much as you support us. This is a chance for you to study my mindset for colour grading and crafting colours. I believe the hands-on approach will help you learn and apply these concepts to your own work ☺️ . Let us know if you have any questions and feel free to check out our Fine Art Actions group too! – http://bit.ly/2dp8BwF . Have a great weekend!✨⭐️ . Model: @jodilakin Dress by @joflemingdesign