The melancholic art of Laura Makabresku

An amazing photographer to keep you inspired.

So you are a fan of weird, dark, and nostalgic photography? And you spend hours browsing places like Tumblr and Pinterest on a regular basis searching for your next dose of photo inspiration? Then it is impossible that you have not stumbled upon some of the photographs of talented artist Laura Makabresku.

The photographer, whose real name is Kamila Kansy, is 33 years old. She is from Poland and is currently living in the city of Krakow.

Laura is greatly inspired by the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen and the Grimm Brothers. Stories that are full of dark vibes, witchcraft, biblical passages, and iconography.

The overall atmosphere and style of her imagery is very distinctive – a combination of melancholy, beauty, nightmares, and sometimes elements of erotica. The human bodies are always pale, and they create visual contrast with details of dead animals, which are sewn into clothing, or posing near the model. Laura Makabresku’s photographs feel like they have been pulled out from a collective lucid dream, from which you do not want to wake up from, because you are too drawn to see what comes next.

From deeply emotional, expressive photographs with her husband (who she calls “My Dear Husband” in her work), to surreal spider-like creatures with the size of dogs, and mystic photos of birds on a leash and ravens as friends, Laura Makabresku truly captures what it could feel like to live in a twisted fairy tale.

You can always look at some samples of her finest work here on this page or find more about her on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Behance or her website.

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