Young artist Aliza Razell has found a way to merge two of her passions, photography and storytelling, into one brilliant body of work.
Aliza Razzel‘s mixed media work is apparently the result of a long quest “to find a way to include my love of storytelling in my photography.” To create her portraits, she deliberately splashes watercolor at specific spots on her photographs that, when put in order, depict a narrative. So far Aliza has come up with two series. The first is Anesidora, which drew inspiration from the myth of Pandora’s Jar (“yes, jar; a large, urn-like jar – but since the 1400s it’s been mistranslated into Latin and then English as a box,” she explains) and work by tattoo artist ONDRASH. Meanwhile, the second one revolves around the Finnish word “ikävä,” which means “the feeling of missing someone/-where/-thing.”
Check out samples of Aliza’s work below, the first set coming from Anesidora while the other, ikävä.