Michaela Knizova aka Nynewe is a photographer from Slovakia. Her works are dark, full of mystery and ethereal at the same way.
She often uses her body as the subject of her pictures dressing up like a distorted saint (quite interesting is the influence of religious icons), a fading faery or a ghostly lady from the past.
Browsing her Tumblr profile you can understand some of the names influencing her work: Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, Lars Von Trier and Tim Burton.
There are not too many technical details on her profile, however, it’s easy to understand she uses both digital and analog cameras. Furthermore, the attention she puts on pre production and post production is evident in almost every shot.
Observing her works you could compare her to Kristams Klousch or Rimel Neffati although I find Michaela’s works somewhat more obscure and violent and, personally speaking, I appreciate these traits very much.
On an interview I read somewhere (I don’t remember the source unfortunately) I understood she started as a painter switching soon to photography that better suited her needs to express her visions.
I am grateful she chose this medium. There is no doubt she would have been (or actually, she is) a great painter too, but I would have missed her photos so much.
Images © Michaela Knížová