Photography by Tom Cubbage, and others.

These are some of  Rusalka images.

Guest Artist: Rusalka

Gallery 2 - "Studio Work"

Rusalka is a Ukrainian photographer and figure model. Because she had worked for several years as a figure model, Rusalka was not shy about posing nude when she first decided to do self-portraits after she got her digital camera. Rusalka said: "I think that my body is far from ideal in terms of form. But, from my training as a fine-art painter, I was familiar with the many nudes by Dürer, Rembrandt, Valesquez, and Raphael, so I thought I too could model nude."

Rusalka also noted that not having to look for a model gives he greater flexibility to do figure work when she wants to experiment. "If I have an idea, I can work it while the idea is fresh, " she said.

Rusalka says that the hardest thing about making self-portraits is the short self-timer delay on her camera. She has to arrange herself in a pose, then she sets the props aside, trips the timer, and hurries to resume the poses and arrange the props before the shutter releases.

This pages show examples of her self-portrait work in her small apartment studio.

Rusalka's  "Studio Work" Gallery

"No. 3 - "Rusalka SP" (P7220008)
(Crimea) © 2001 Rusalka

"No. 4 - "Rusalka SP" (P7220010)
(Crimea) © 2001 Rusalka

"No. 5 - "Rusalka SP" (P7220011)
(Crimea) © 2001 Rusalka

"No. 6 - "Rusalka SP" (P7230018)
(Crimea) © 2001 Rusalka

"No. 7 - "Rusalka SP" (P7230020)
(Crimea) © 2001 Rusalka

"No. 8 - "Rusalka SP" (P7230019)
(Crimea) © 2001 Rusalka

"No. 9 - "Rusalka SP" (P7230022)
(Crimea) © 2001 Rusalka

"No. 10 - "Rusalka SP" (P7230015)
(Crimea) © 2001 Rusalka

Images: Copyright 2001 by Rusalka - All Rights Reserved

Commentary: Copyright 2001 by Tom Cubbage - All Rights Reserved

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This page was first published on 11/23/2001.

Updated 2/18/2007 at1545 hours CST, by Webmaster Tom Cubbage