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Cultural Costuming: The World of Slavic Folklore

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Jan 10
Step into an unknown world this week as we discover the art of photographer Marcin Nagrabe- whose vision is steeped in the mystery and haunted past of Polish mythology.

Creating visual art is all about having the right muse, or inspiration… along with a crack team of fellow creatives you can conspire and create with. Photographer Marcin Nagraba and designer Agnieszka Osipa have a chemistry as an artistic team that is undeniable. Their work together is dark, whimsical, and steeped in the tradition and mythology of Poland. Combining elements of the pagan lineage of the region with the Orthodox religious beliefs of later years, the resulting photo sets are visceral and fantastical, the characters leaping off the page. I can’t get enough of their work, and am so happy to share their collaborations here.



m: Karolina
costume: Agnieszka Osipa Costumes

“Next part of my series ‘Rye Harvest’ with my mother as a model.”

m: Alberta Ushakova @albertaberlin
headpiece: Agnieszka Osipa Costumes

m: Justyna
designer: Agnieszka Osipa Costumes

my Mother as Kalina tree.
costume: Agnieszka Osipa Costumes

With Natalia Honorata IrackaOla Lola and Klementyna Dmowska.


“Leszy” new slavic demon with my Mother as a model.
photo/stylization by me.

Photo/styl: Marcin Nagraba 🙂
Mask: Agnieszka Osipa
Model: Karolina

“Harbor Before Nightfall”
m: Kamila



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