“For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror
which we are barely able to endure, and it amazes us so,
because it serenely disdains to destroy us.
Every angel is terrible.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
YANA Strizh is a Russian photographer, based in Sankt Petersburg, with a profound approach to her artistic subjects. The models he photographs and exhibits are easily transformed characters from the past era. Imagine watching some ladies from the classic Russian novels being brought to life in the modern days by photographic techniques and you’ll get what I truly mean.