Moscow-based photographer Mercuro B. Cotto (also here) is a fashion photographer who resists the formal portraiture approach and photographs delicate, feminine figures within the flow of their surroundings. The women in his images seem to lose bits of identity as Cotto transforms them into natural objects or forms within the architecture and scenes. There is an underlying sensuality, a sense of romance or emotion that is conveyed through the softness of light and tone.
Though the majority of his images are staged and cinematic, there is a fluidity to each image that feels extremely natural. Cotto is able to capture a graceful and timeless elegance through his investigation of the harmony of nature with the feminine human form.
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