Model: Valeria Gladysheva Dress: Krystell Barraza Corset Belt: Karen von Oppen Assistant: Chris Chetwood Photography: `Kendra-Paige
Valkyries, in Norse mythology, are often represented as maidens who choose those warriors who are to be slain on the battlefield. Not only are they often ethereal figures accompanied by ravens, but they are often depicted as daughters of royalty. In the more romanticized tales of monarchies, its the knights who give a particular brand of intrigue to the notion of nobility. Valkyries are those female knights, the basis of legends that inspired many kings and queens whilst they sat upon their thrones, or led their armies toward victory.
With over a month of planning and every detail ready to go, fate has a way of turning all of one's carefully laid plans on its head. Perseverance stood as the victor in the end, and despite all of the roadblocks that stood in the way, I'm glad that I still have an image to show for all of the trials and tribulations.
finding abandoned houses on the streets of the city you live in always makes you wonder - what's been here before? who lived or worked here? who looked through windows now closed with metal sheets? whose ghosts are living there if they are?
you never know what you'll find there. it may be an old shoe, forgotten by owners, left there to live in one house with ghosts from its past; or a basketball ball, which keeps memories of someones hands, bumping it, throwing it into a basket. you never know what you'll see behind the next corner.
walk out and you'll see - spring always comes. through all warfares, fires, explosions and tragedies. flowers will grow.
There's the way in the front, there's a back way and then there's the Croft way. If you ever see the look in their eyes that screams, "How in the world did you get in here!" right before you neutralize them, then you did it the Croft way.
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click on it again to see it 1280 pixels wide. Original size: 3000 x 4505 @ 300ppi Revision 01march2013: Altered format to a poster aspect ratio by adding to top and bottom, Modified the fractures in the rocks and the buildings vanishing point to a new horizon line. Design by me, Character owned by others. Created for the Tomb Raider Reborn Contest, 2013 -subject to rules, rights and restrictions.