Russian photographer Liza Borovikova created this series as a way to explore her “alter-egos and dreams”, but also to experiment using analogue photography techniques. To create the unusual effects in the images, she used materials including collage, spray paint, mirrors and ink.
“I’ve daydreamed a lot since I was a little kid,” she says of the series. “It is a way to cope, to create, a response to trauma, a way to be myself. There are thousands of universes in my head and so many alter-egos of mine. They are all beautiful creatures with troubled minds; they all have something I don’t. They all represent me at a certain angle.”
Art direction, photography, clothing: Liza Borovikova
Model: Sveta Maximova
Light: Nikita Smotrich
Makeup: Merseyanova Ann
Photography, light assistant: Natasha Ptushko