“This is a portrait in a series I created about the beauty of the female body, about the perfect combination of lines and shapes, about the perfection of each human body,” explains the artist Julia Chumak. “These photos were created to show the beauty of the female body in freedom of movement."
Julia Chumak was born in a small mining town in the Donbass region of Ukraine. Now, a photographer and artist, she specialises in fashion portraits, nude and travel photography. The recent war in Ukraine spurred her to begin working as a war photographer, where she is currently working to shine a light on the war and its aftermath in her country. “This is the only thing that makes sense for me to do [right now] when my country is at war,” Chumak says. “I used to take portraits of people and teach at a local photography school, now I collect stories of people whose lives have been broken because of the war.”