Story Behind the Shot: This came from a shoot I did back in August for a talented designer, and now my dear friend, Marilyn Feltz. We occupied the top floor of a very nice hotel in the heart of Paris. Though it was cloudy that day, there was plenty of sunlight. Since we were shooting for the fall/winter collection, we were looking to capture a colder, “shadowy” feeling. This was a bit of a challenge with such a perfect summer day, but I think we did just fine.
What Inspires Your Photography?
Golden-age Hollywood cinema, old French ballad music, interesting people, any sort of juxtaposition, Coco Chanel, fashion; it can be anything I see while crossing a street or even something from a dream.
How Do You Define Your Style?
I try not to limit myself, however, I enjoy capturing a woman’s playfulness along with her hidden deeper emotions. I love to show both sides of the story. As far as the styling goes, I love classic vibes; I was always mesmerized and influenced by Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Herb Ritts and Ellen von Unwerth. www.tatianagerusova.com
Equipment: Nikon D600, AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm ƒ/3.5-4.5G ED lens
Tatiana Gerusova began in the arts through music and painting, where she developed the artistic sensibility reflected in her photography. Gerusova’s images are characterized by their sensuality and playfulness, commonly inspired by the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age. Her work has been internationally published and awarded, including a large number of pictures on the Vogue Italia Web site. She recently took first place in the Fashion category in the 2014 International Photography Awards contest.