The Sylwia Makris 2012 photo shoot is piercingly dark and abnormal. It features pale-white stark images of women encapsulated in a black background in Gothic formal-wear. The models wear headpieces that ruffle like fauna and pile on top of their head like the head dress of a mythical beast. Pieces of the coverings drape down around their shoulders as if they have a life of their own.
The polish photographer made her models stare intensely at the lens, pulling the viewer into the dark and mystical world of humans and creatures that her photos have created. Supernatural elements are evoked by the dark lighting, the use of blood red snake-like garments and protruding clawed hands. The Sylwia Makris 2012 photo shoot tells a story about beauty and the terrifying qualities of the beast.