Elena is a Russian model who lives in Taipei because she is an university student here. Marina, a Taiwanese friend and makeup artist, introduced us and the three of us headed to the Botanical Garden to do a photo shooting. Elena has a lot of modeling experience, both in Russia and Taiwan. You can see it specially in the close-up photos, where her powerful gaze hypnotises the camera.
In the portraits it is also where you can better appreciate the wonderful makeup styled by Marina, so talented! If you want to know more about Marina’s work, you can check her blog.
For the first set of photos, Elena was wearing a black jacket, a sleeveless orange top, black shorts, tights with vertical pattern, and black shoes. Her complements were long earrings and a long necklace. I love the contrast between the black clothes and the earth tones against the super green background.