Hi everyone! We will introduce today two new categories on our Choicest Cyprus Professional Photographer Blog: Photo-manipulation / Retouching.

Not long ago, I`ve met Valeria, a very passionate and talented retoucher and digital artist based in Limassol, through a common friend. Convinced about each others skills, we changed details and soon we were changing ideas, impressions about professional photography, photo-manipulation and retouching.

We soon discovered that Professional Photography is not the only thing we have in common. Valeria proposed me a project very interesting for I would say, any Cyprus Professional Photographer. And here it comes the thing I mentioned we have in common. Tarja Turunen (Ex – Nightwish Rock Band) announced a competition. We should get an inspiration by her new album cover artwork “Victim of ritual” and become creative. Great opportunity for me as the Choicest Cyprus Professional Photographer – I was about to shoot something really different.

To get this project started we needed: one model, one make-up artist, the Choicest Cyprus Professional Photographer and the Digital Artists. Here is where Anastasia Vanelli comes into play. Anastasia is a make-up artist specialized in fashion, portrait, special effects, airbrush and … it could be a long list. But most important, she is a very expressive model.

Well, to cut the long story short, we arranged for a late afternoon shot, and there we go! They make up was perfect, thumbs up Anastasia! Lights, action! Anastasia was so natural in posing, that I had almost nothing to suggest! Great team work: thank you Anastasia & Valeria!

Enjoy the photos!

Victim of Ritual - Cyprus Photographer Cristian Dascalu Victim of Ritual - Cyprus Photographer Cristian Dascalu