The Crow

Photo: Laura Kovanska
Model: Ania @ Balint Nemes Personal Model Management
MUA: Anna Laga
Stylist: Laura Kovanska
Editorial Producer: Balint Nemes

Laura_Kovanska_1Left: Beige Jacket – Top Secret, Black dress – Guess Marciano.                                              Right: Beige Jacket – Top Secret, Black dress – Guess Marciano, Shoes – Tally Weijl

I was born in eastern Slovakia close to the Ukraine borders, but I was raised in Czech Republic since the age of 3. I studied Multimedia & Marketing Communication at the university in Zlin, but I felt in love with photography. I travel a lot worldwide and  also lived in California twice. I live in Czech Republic now, in a very nice small city called Brno, but I work in Prague, Bratislava or whatever location where my services are needed.

Laura-Kovanska_2Left: Beige Jacket – Top Secret, Black dress – Guess Marciano                                                   Right: Beige Jacket – Top Secret, Black dress – Guess Marciano, Sport hat – Gate

I have been taking photography full-time for about eight years now. I had no previous education or experience in photography, so that was all new for me, I used to spend long hours and nights at school photo atelier. I had to work more and harder and run more shootings and films to get into the level I wanted to reach. After years of hard work I do advertising photography professionally in commercial and high fashion.

I got into fashion at school, my classmates were fashion design students and needed some shootings of their clothes. I love both the responsibility and freedom about shooting fashion for designers. My favorite technique of shooting is analogue – I love shooting films and Polaroids too, I think it is a very strong background to get good editorial, because these works are very different from other photographers, what I really try hard to get to.  I  have full frame digital equipment, but I prefer  to shoot film because I have the option/freedom to do it.

Laura-Kovanska_4                                                                                                                       Right: Beige Jacket – Top Secret, Black dress – Guess Marciano

I really love these images because they were taken after a model test shooting. Our editor went to buy us some fruit snack and left us with the model alone. I got my imagination out of control..and also half of his flat equipment… out on the balcony, and we made this amazing shots, inspired by rising rising moon that day. I wanted to put into editorial a little bit of elegance, secret, and hide a story behind the pictures, that a queen of night is calling the power and elegance of the night to come.

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Left: Top – COS                                                                                                                             Right:Bomber Jacket – NUBU, Black dress – Guess Marciano, Sport hat – Gate

The inspiration came from the rising moon, lovely geometrical balcony and the outstanding beauty of the model Ania from Poland.

You will find more images from Laura Kovanska at http://kovanska.com/