“Burnt by the Sun” is ongoing series of photography started by Russian artists Sonya and Mark Whitesnow. They manage to catch that “mellow brain” moment of models over-exposed on the sun during a photo session.
Located in the deep of the black sea and surrounded by mountains of Caucasus, Sonia and Mark Whitesnow are a non-common artist duo able to express their very own personal feelings in a perfect way combining both skills in a series of illustrations and reinvented photos. With a vast list of exhibitions, is not difficult note that the people are always looking for their romantic outlined style. Through this page, you can see one of these titles. Burnt by the Sun is just as innocent as a child smiling and the dual color bathroom make it an undeniable classic.
Sonia and Mark – The Russian art-duo and romantic couple, who have worked together since 2009, live in the south of the country near the Caucus Mountains in a self-made hut on Psheha’s riverbank.
Mark was born into a family of military workers in a town named Kirov. During his childhood, Mark became interested in the pictorial art of the Northern Renaissance. His grandfather, a former chief of the KGB, was passionate about ufology, which greatly influenced him. Whereas Mark’s grandmother, who was very fond of history and architecture, often took Mark to see the Hermitage. Unfortunately, Mark was a very sickly child. He would, at times, fall down fainting, with hallucinations that would proceed after the fall. But, he was able to pursue his passion, nonetheless, and started practicing photography art during his youth. He began working in a planetarium as a photo-video technician, while at the same time graduating from university with a degree in biology.
Sonia was born in Murashi city, where the main business of the town is the recycling of coniferous forest. She spent a big portion of her life with her parents, who were alcoholics. Before 7 years old she found herself barefoot, without shoes and with almost no clothing. Sonia’s lived in Donbas, Lugansk and Ivanovo-Frankovsk (cities in Ukraine) and became independent and free from societal influence at an early age. Sonia has many passions, including spending her time in the forest and in nature. She loved both skiing and sport orienteering growing up, and in her early adulthood, received multiple gold medals in these sports.One thing that has really impacted Sonia’s worldview, however, is that she has had 11 deaths in her family. She is fond of literature and graphic art and studied “fine art for preschool children”, while also graduating with a degree in practice psychology. During her free time, Sonia has also done photographing and has organized big events.