Portrait photographer Aliona Adrianova has taken portraits of members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. These form part of her series on contemporary artists in the setting of their own studios. Here, the photographer sets out to capture the true personae of the artists as creators. At the same time she explores their special affinity with art, beauty and the creative process.
At the photo-shoot with the remarkable June Mendoza the artist uttered the phrase that described both the nature of the creator and the atmosphere of the studio really well – ‘The more you work, the more bits of inspiration tend to happen.’