Natalias work is based almost completely on mood and atmosphere and this piece is no exception.
Starting with the visual aspect; we are immediately greeted by a ghost-like figure that could be taken right from our a eerie horror movie. Is it a succubus sitting on or bed frame and staring down at us, right into our soul, once we open our eyes from a terrible dream? Possibly.
Natalia has worked with photos like these for quite some time and developed a pretty unique style over the years. The style and execution of this piece is very similar to the rest her work and once you hav started exploring her pieces you can easily recognize work among the others. Even thou her images are similar in execution, most of the scenes tell different stories and varies from one to another.
The most interesting part would be the technique. She is proving that if you have enough imagination you can make really facinating pictures with very simple tools. The whole thing is very minimalistic with a strong "less is more" touch to it. And it works! No fancy props or over the top textures. Just a smooth grainy layer to catch an vintage feel to it. It makes a great impact and you can feel the dark eyes of the model staring straight into your soul.
When it comes to her more minimalistic "close up/portrait" work, this is one of the better one I have seen in a long while.
Overall score: 4/5