Anna Swiczeniuk.
A purveyor of images and guises.

I photograph ladies in their knickers
for a living. There are many perks to the
job (pun intended).

Also known as Anna Krohnistic, one half of theatrical DJ duo, The Roustabouts.

A doe-eyed smoke screen from another era.
A disguise extraordinaire; one day a silent
starlet, the next a frozen ukrainian bride.

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Absolutely stunning kokoshnik from @thelivfree - can’t wait to shoot this! Got the perfect fabric too.

Absolutely stunning kokoshnik from @thelivfree - can’t wait to shoot this! Got the perfect fabric too.

Following the previous post, here is the self portrait I took in 2009 after seeing Galliano’s collection.

Following the previous post, here is the self portrait I took in 2009 after seeing Galliano’s collection.

Curious to see whether the Galliano comeback will happen, or if it’s just blowing smoke for PR purposes. I’m glad that he seems to have received the help he needed to overcome his addictions, as there is no doubt he is an incredibly talented man (talent doesn’t always coincide with being a wonderful person, it’s hard for any of us to comment on him as a person). His work has and always will inspire me. His 2009 Frozen Ukrainian Brides will always be extremely personal for me. Here’s my homage from back in 2011 (I had also taken one in 2009) taken at the very last few minutes of a day-long shoot with Yukidoll Photography. Have been meaning to update this into a full concept for a while….

Curious to see whether the Galliano comeback will happen, or if it’s just blowing smoke for PR purposes. I’m glad that he seems to have received the help he needed to overcome his addictions, as there is no doubt he is an incredibly talented man (talent doesn’t always coincide with being a wonderful person, it’s hard for any of us to comment on him as a person). His work has and always will inspire me. His 2009 Frozen Ukrainian Brides will always be extremely personal for me. Here’s my homage from back in 2011 (I had also taken one in 2009) taken at the very last few minutes of a day-long shoot with Yukidoll Photography. Have been meaning to update this into a full concept for a while….

pivoslyakova:

Alina Baikova, Frida Gustavsson, Melissa Tammerijn & Arizona Muse at John Galliano | Spring 2011

pivoslyakova:

Alina Baikova, Frida Gustavsson, Melissa Tammerijn & Arizona Muse at John Galliano | Spring 2011

poisoned-apple:

- Delineated // Victoria Anderson by Robert John Kley // for Schön! #26 -

havoc-girl:

swiczeniuk:

havoc-girl replied to your photo

oh god you’re in istiklal

Yes!! It was crazy. Our first hotel was just off that street, but luckily quite quiet. We drank cheap booze and smoked shisha till 2am while kids kept trying to sell me flower crowns. I wish we hadn’t had an earlyish morning the next day otherwise we probably would have checked out the tacky-looking clubs in the upper floors. Istanbul was a strange and interesting experience….

istiklal is very weird and, now that i’m awake, pretty dangerous (when i think of all the times i walked up and down that street at all hours of the night in tiny dresses i must have a guardian angel with a rocket launcher)

but i miss it like oh my god

I actually expected to be leered at a lot more than I was (although it was quite cool so I wasn’t wearing anything particularly revealing), but I actually found it less of an issue than I did in Paris. Or maybe because I expected it I was able to ignore it more. 

Istiklal reminded me a lot of certain areas of London, which was surprising. I’m glad that we arrived a few days before the gig so we could see that side of Istanbul. Although we were in a super fancy hotel on the Asian side for the gig, it’s not like you get a feel for the city. Also the trip was made so much better as there were some other performers we knew from London there. Drank too much in far too little time.

Oooooh The Four Thieves has a boat bar!!

Oooooh The Four Thieves has a boat bar!!