Katerina Bodrunova is a self-educated Russian photographer who began photographing in 2009. Her work is striking and magical, often featuring subjects who defy gravity or seem effortlessly unaffected by their surroundings. The Underwater Tango series, featured in this post, is a brilliant example of her unique style. The fantastic series features a young man and woman in classic tango stances, seemingly unfazed by the water around them. The subdued dappled lighting lends a sultry mood to the series, creating a powerful impact when coupled with the tension of the dancers.
Bodrunova has won a number of prestigious photography awards; amongst them are the Prix de la Photographie, Paris (2011), the Pollux Awards 2011, London and first prize in the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards “Color” Contest, London (2011). Bodrunova has exhibited her work internationally in cities like London, Barcelona, Seoul and Buenos Aires. More of Katerina’s work can be found on her website.