“Fairy Queen” editorial lensed by Phil Poynter for Vogue Germany October 2014

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Igor Oussenko’s visual world-exclusive interview to Sybil-Ilia

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I am not the only one that consider Igor Oussenko one of the best big things in fashion/editorial photography.He managed to make a strong impression with his Kaleidoscope photography project for a retailer, while climbing the ladder with editorials for major fashion titles.Here featured is an interview to Sybil-Ilia.Take it as an opportunity to familiarize with a photographer that his work have already made an impact.

-Was photography an early passion of yours?Or something you discovered latter on?

Photography was a hobby for me for a long time.But when i’ve got my first camera,at 25,i began practicing in studio and soon started to shoot editorials and advertisement

 Could you say that photographers or other visual artists have had,in multiple ways,influenced your aesthetics?

The highest standard of photography for me is the work of Mert and Marcus and Steven Meisel.They always inspire me.

is there a ”recipe” for a good photography?Are you a fan of ‘retouched’ of the ‘unretouched’ side,btw?

I think that a good photography is the combination of the good light,clever composition plus high quality retouch and correction.The image after retouching must be better than before.Otherwise we have to skip this step or,perhaps,a part of it.

What is the difference between”black and white” and shooting ”in color”?

Black&White pictures focus our mind on the soul of the picture instead of diverting attention to the color.

What is finally the definition of ”beauty” for you?

I shoot mostly people,so i see beauty only naturally.Don’t like the modern ”upgrades” of the naturally born sexuality of the human being.

~And now,a chance to get to know him directly through his work~

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A sample of his -now famous-Kaleidoscopic series for a bags and shoes retailer.
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“New Florals” by Damian Foxe for ‘How To Spend It’, 3 July 2014

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Anushka Stupakoff, Mariah Morrison and Lucy Gascoyne in “New Florals” by Damian Foxe for How To Spend It, 3 July 2014

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”Shadows Of Her Mind”

”Shadows Of Her Mind’‘ is a black and white fashion editorial beautifully lensed by Guy Aroch for Muse Magazine #35 Fall 2013 starring model Rosie Tapner. An almost cinematic approach and the beauty of different fabrics promptly showcased via black and white imagery,make this editorial one of the best for the new year.

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Fashion Editor: Joanne Blades
Hair: Ward Stegerhoek
Make-up: Ayami Nishimura

Vogue Ukraine December 2013-”One-Man Theatre”

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The Vogue Ukraine December 2013 editorial ”One Man Theatre” lensed by Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello interestingly focuses on this season’s trend,structured outfits with a twist of modern romanticism. Fashion Editor Samuel François transformed model Marie Piovesan into a a modern fairytale heroine starring in a fashion story with changing titles aka ”roles”.

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Kate Moss in impeccable nude style for January/February 2014 edition of Us Playboy.

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What can i say about Kate Moss that hasn’t been said before? She’s  been there,done that,and still manages to surprise me, as happened with her recently posing for photographer duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, in typical Playboy poses, yet still with a touch of avant-garde nude elegance.Directed by fashion editor Alexander White and with mua Lucia Pieroni creating an excellent palette of colors,the spread is more than a fashion must.One thing only..Am i the only one who’s seeing more.. curves than usual??

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Elle Denmark December 2013 is ”Cold As Ice”!

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With an excellent selection of garments and a great styling that showcased the beauty of structure and form in juxtaposition of the one of colors, Elle Denmark December 2013 featured one of the best editorials we’ve come across so far. Lensed by Oliver Stalmans and styled by Anna Katsanis, starring model Gertrud Hegelund, ”Cold as Ice” is surely hot!

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