In contrast to the teen prodigies we're used to featuring on My Modern Met, many photographers are self-described “late bloomers" who turned their hobby into a full-time profession at a much later age. Such was the case for artist Anka Zhuravleva who realized that photography was her truly calling only after jumping around from career to career. She worked as a tattoo artist, a singer in a rock-band, a model and a painter!

Finally in 2006, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia-based Zhuravleva decided to focus all of her efforts on photography. Here, she put her own, unique spin on the art of levitation through her series Distorted Gravity. In it, her young subjects are seen going about their everyday lives...all in a zero gravity environment.

Anka Zhuravleva's website
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  • So nice...really love it...thanks
  • Totally in love with her style! Sweet Dreams is my favourite shoot...Love how excluding the top of the window and the ceiling make it seem like the room could continue indefinitely upwards!
    AHHHHHH!! LOVE this surreal circumstances...when gravity does not work! =P
    Very nice post, Alyssa!
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