Made in Russia Party: 5-Minute Photo Session

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Our friend and extraordinary artist, Anastasia Durasova, had a gig last night at Greenhouse. Recently moved from Moscow, Russia, this talented and renowned body art painter showed off her skills at Made in Russia party, produced by SashasPromotions and Anastasia’s husband, photographer Michael Bernadsky. We had a pleasure of watching her masterpieces created on the bodies of three models, a process taking her and her three assistants 11 hours.

Right before the models hit the stage and rocked the crowd, I grabbed my camera, few portable lighting pieces, and did an express 5-minute photo session with just one of the models. The good news is that tomorrow we are having a dedicated session with Anastasia in one of our studios. There, we will have several hours to explore the beauty of body, art, styling, and photography. This will be our first such a project. Stay tuned. (06/18/09 update: More details on this session are now available here.)

Disclaimer: Smoking is bad. I never smoked and do not endorse it.

Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov
Ed Hafizov is a creative director and lead photographer of Zorz Studios, Manhattan-based boutique photography studio, offering arousing and daring fashion, commercial, beauty, and wedding photography. Multiple Fearless Photographer™ award winner, named among the top 50 US wedding photographers, top 10 NY wedding photographers, winner of Adobe contests, featured by Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle et al, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week photographer, and a distinguished member of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style‘s Platinum List, he is eager to step out of his and willing clients' comfort zone to pursue original artwork with a lasting impression.


  1. DJ Max K. says:

    Amazing Work by Anastasia Durasova! Huge talent! Loved the work.
    If you did not make it, You’ve missed a Great Party!

    Cool Shots guys, awaiting for MORE!!!

    Max K.

  2. Ed Hafizov says:

    DJ Max K., you and Johan rocked!

  3. DJ Max K. says:

    Yeah, It was sick!

  4. Daria says:

    I’m speechless! As always you manage to outdo yourself. Can’t wait to see the whole series.

  5. Ed Hafizov says:

    That’s all for this series, Daria. I only had 5 minutes to shoot. 🙂 But – yesterday we had a longer body art session, nude. THAT would be a series to watch out for…

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