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Photographer Captures Stunning Photos Atop the World’s Deepest Lake


Here’s an inspiring 7-minute video by SmugMug Films titled “Imagination Unbound.” It looks into the life, mind, and work of Russian photographer Kristina Makeeva and follows her as she visits Lake Baikal in southern Siberia, Russia.

Makeeva blends fashion and travel photography with “magical realism.” Working at frozen Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world, Makeeva uses posing, props, and outfits to add color and life to the icy blue environment.

Here are some photos she captured during the trip:

“Kristina Makeeva dreams with her eyes open. Giving life to her whimsical imagination as a child, she reimagines the sprawling wilds of Siberia as dreamscapes where anything feels possible,” SmugMug says. “Contrasting natural light and settings with surreal subjects and pops of technicolor, Kristina captures what happens when you blur the line between the tangible and intangible, the ethereal and the real, when you stop seeing and start dreaming.”

You can find more of Makeeva work on her SmugMug, Flickr, and Instagram.