“In the famous painting ‘Primavera,’ the artist, Sandro Botticelli, draped the female subjects in a translucent chiffon to highlight the contour of their bodies and create a romanticized angelic feel. This was one of the inspirations for the underwater images I took of Aliona a week before she was due to deliver her baby.”
“The inside of the pool had a gray/blue tone cement finish which gave a beautiful background to work with, plus perfect weather created gorgeous natural lighting conditions underwater. We experimented with different colored chiffons but the white one felt more ethereal and aesthetically compelling against the blue water, and also enhanced the shape of her belly. 9 month pregnant Aliona worked with grace despite the extra weight she was carrying, and at the end of the second day Aleksandr was kicking quite a bit (he was tired too).
Sugar Digital retouching company sprinkled their consistent magic dust to finalize the images.”