When two friends – a flower designer and a fashion photographer – passionate about their work meet on a tropical island full of flowers, it’s only natural that beauty on a grand scale will result. The flower designer in this shoot, Tatiana Meshkova, wanted to create a harmonious combination of African flowers, such as a Porcelain Rose or Bird of Paradise, with more common flowers and produce a 3D effect of the background. The photographer’s task was to organically connect the beauty of the model with the luxurious set-up as if she belonged there, hence the choice of garments. The exquisite Porcelain Rose, the quaint Lilies, the Birds of Paradise Strelizias – their sensual colour combinations became the natural reflection of the model’s grace. Simultaneously the unique texture of the flowers guided the florist in her artistic decisions as she worked on the installation. And voila… the results are truly glorious!
PHOTOGRAPHER: ELENA IV-SKAYA; FLOWER DESIGNER: TATIANA MESHKOVA; MAKE-UP AND HAIR: CAROLINE COUPET; MODEL: ESTELLE BARDI; LOCATION: ISLAND OF REUNION