Vasilisa by Anna Osipova (Foxan)

Vasilisa by Anna Osipova (Foxan)

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….another photographer-mother with a daughter as her muse: and as usual you wonder if the birth of the child encouraged the instinct to record, or if the mother was already a photographer who just happened to give life to to the perfect subject for her passion.

What is sure is the fact that it is her (and his – remember photographers like Apasz) offspring that is the focus, makes the portraiture more personal, resonant, and meticulously curated. This is an extremely tender portrait, even tho’ it could be destined for stock, general portfolio, or whatever – we all wish we could have produced portraits like this for our family albums. Here are some more the mother, Anna Osipova (Foxan) has taken with her daughter Vasilisa:

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….she’s an interesting photographer, as you can see from the Instagram link below: not just the expectant mothers, young children and families that she logically specialises in. She’s based in the western Siberian city of Kemerovo, an industrial centre rather left behind after the decline of coal mining and the disintegration of the USSR, but surrounded by beautiful countryside. Her main site’s here, but even the Instagram feed has some photographic diamonds among the family snaps…

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