Tender Sacrifice: The Photography of Ines Kozic

Ines Kozic - woman holding needle, thimble, and flying insect

Ines Kozic is a French photographer who decorates youthful bodies with symbols of sorrow, contemplation, and death. Insects are a recurring motif in her work, representing the transience of life and material processes of decay. Her more recent black and white images explore the feminine form in dark relation with the forest, drawing on fairy tales and the occult to evoke deep emotions and human mythologies.

Ines Kozic, Cursed - woman holding handful of bugs Ines Kozic, Curiosités - arms holding small animal bones Ines Kozic, Nectar - woman with bee in mouth
Ines Kozic, Insomnia - man with large beetle on forehead Ines Kozic, Disorders - woman with green hair Ines Kozic, Beetles Dream - hair filled with beetles Ines Kozic, Rag and Bones - woman with dark hood Ines Kozic, October - woman performing ritual movements in forest Ines Kozic, Myth - woman in forest with eyes covered
Images © Ines Kozic
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