“To Love Beauty is to See Light”

The expression of love between two people has been the focus of my recent photography. I am driven by love. Lovers have been my greatest muse thus far, in refining my vision to capture real moments that inspire me. They have appeared as my source for creativity, as teachers of new knowledge, as best friends, and as incredible collaborators. There are so many kinds of people, so many kinds of love, these images are my celebration of people in love and the lovely emotion that has brought me countless inspiration.

I bring lovers together in my studio and photograph them nude, with nothing between them. I seek vibrant and expressive color to dramatize the energy of the emotion flowing between them.

© Elena Kulikova, 2017
Los Angeles, CA