All images by Elizaveta Porodina. Used with Creative Commons permission.
If anyone in Blade Runner’s dystopian Los Angeles did a fashion shoot, the photos would most likely look like these. That was the first thing that came to mind the moment I saw Neon Night, one of Elizaveta Porodina’s many recent sets. It’s another clear example of outstanding photography from the Munich-based fashion and fine art photographer who I’m sure many people are also following.
What I find striking about Elizaveta’s approach to fashion and portrait photography is how she’s able to infuse different themes into her work. We’ve seen it before in her retro-inspired portraits for Who’s That Girl? and its nostalgic 1960s It-Girl vibe. This time, she makes use of cool and trendy neon colors for the aptly named Neon Night, but not in the way we usually see these days. There are no cheap tricks and gimmicks. No bubbly bokeh, prism effects, or double exposures. Just a clear mastery of colors, fashion elements, and a clear creative vision.
As with Who’s That Girl?, there’s a touch of retro-inspired mood and aesthetics throughout the set. It’s in tiny details like the subtle film-like grain, the color treatment, and creative blurring. At the same time, the Blade Runner-esque futuristic aesthetic is also strong in how Ekaterina made use of neon colors in every frame. It’s also worth noting the attention to detail evident in the styling and fashion elements. She made sure to have the right fabrics, textures, and colors in the shoot, and was mindful of how all of these elements would lend their own magic to the frame. The results definitely highlight the experimental nature of her work.
If you’re new to Elizaveta Porodina and her beautifully experimental fashion photography, don’t forget to visit her Behance portfolio, website, and Instagram to browse through and follow her many outstanding projects.