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THE MAID'S THE MAIDS

Guerrilla- style promotional photo-shoot for The Maid's The Maids, play by Sister Sylvester. Featured in Chance Magazine #4.

 

Location: Park Avenue Armory, New York
2014
Published: Chance Magazine #4

EVERYONE WAS CHANTING YOUR NAME

A living portrait of 8 people spanning
many decades in age that examines,
amplifies, and distends the habits
and behaviors that make up "real life".

Play by 600 HIGHWAYMEN

 

Location: Abrons Arts Center,
New York
2013
Published: The New York Times

IN PARIS

I spent several months shooting behind-the-scenes during rehearsals for the world premier of “In Paris”, a play starring dance legend Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Published: Various international and Finnish magazines including The Financial Times, Le Figaro, Hufvudstadsbladet and Helsingin Sanomat

Exhibited: Korjaamo Culture Factory, Helsinki,  2011,
Love&Money series at Hasan&Partners, Helsinki, 2011
"Ballet is the Castle of Beauty". Group exhibition with Nina Alovert and Paul Kolnik, The Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg 2013

KEN MAI

Solo work of butho artist Ken Mai: This human body is called a city with eleven gates. The aesthetics of butho inspire and amaze me everytime I see it. 

 

Ken Mai and Dasha Barabanova
Location: Koko Theatre, Helsinki
2010

EVERYTHING BY MY SIDE

"Presented by PS122 and the French Institute Alliance Française as part of the Crossing the Line Festival, Fernando Rubio staged the work (performed in Spanish or English) with seven actresses dressed in white on seven white beds outside on Pier 45 for all passersby to see. Individual audience members climbed into each bed in a synchronized fashion for a 15-minute session." Nicole Serratore

Location: Pier 45, New York
2014

THE RECORD

45 strangers come together for 61 minutes to show us who they are, and who they could be. Part theater, part dance, part group hallucination - vivid human assembly on an epic scale. The subject is us; the time is now.

Play by 600 HIGHWAYMEN

 

Location: The Invisible Dog Art Center
New York, 2013
Published: Exeunt Magazine,
American Theatre Magazine

A TIME OF SPRING

With A Time of SpringThierry Thieû Niang creates a platform where old and young, amateur and professional, text and movement can mix fluidly to tell the story of The Rite of Spring’s infamous opening as told in the diaries of its choreographer, Vaslav Nijinsky. A professional actor will read selections from the diaries. The second half of the performance will be a dance piece, inspired by both Nijinsky’s choreography and the themes of The Rite.

Location: The Invisible Dog Art Center
New York
2014

THIS GREAT COUNTRY

600 HIGHWAYMEN and a cast of 17 individuals collide with Arthur Miller´s towering 1949 drama Death of a Salesman. A completely new telling of a familiar story.

Play by 600HIGHWAYMEN

Location: River to River, Pier 17 shopping mall,
New York
2013
Published: The New York Times

EVERYTHING ONE IN THE DISC OF THE SUN

A self-help karaoke opera
by ROYAL OSIRIS KARAOKE ENSEMBLE.

 

Location:
Partisipant INC., 2014
JACK, 2013
Arts@Renaissance 2013
New York

THE GRAND PARADE

I documented a number of rehearsals of The Grand Parade (of the 20th century) - a swirling kaleidoscope of history inspired by Marc Chagall’s vision of humanity at play, at war, and at rest. 

The Double Edge Theatre (Ashfield, MA)
Performance Kitchen (Baltimore, MD)
Arena Stage (Washington, DC)

Publications in
American Theatre Magazine 4/2013 and various of US and International magazines during the tour.

Make-up & Hair: Satu Huikko
Models: Anna Gorojankina (Fondi Models), Jonas Sjödin, Olga Minina
Helsinki
2012

PARTY MONSTER LIVE ASTRO SPRING / SUMMER 2013

Fashion story by Taylor Horne FT Shoko
Location: The Morgan Club, New York

Published in VanityHype Magazine Issue #25

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Photography by Maria Baranova
Model: Taylor Horne
Stylist: Alex London
Wardrobe: CORVUS+CRUX
Headpiece Mouse Fatale by Fiona Timantti
Hair by Evanie Frausto
Make-up by Colleen Martin

Special thanks to Brooklynphoto Studio

Full publication at
Dark Beauty Magazine

PALONI: S/S 2013

 
Paloni is a Finnish creative design concept store.
Helsinki based store sell pieces that are designed
and made by 80 independent designers.
We shot S/S 13 collection in New York while
Paloni was holding pop-up store during NYFW.
 
 
 
Model: Stephanie Wardi / Fondi
Hair & Make-up: Yenni-K
Styling: Minna Särelä / Outi Pyy
Location: Charlotte´s Soho artist loft

TYRA THERMAN LINGERIE SPRING 2012

My cooperation with Finnish Lingerie designer Tyra Therman begin in 2012. In photos I wanted to unite glamorous pin-up with a modern utilitarian style.

Lingerie: Tyra Therman Hair & Make-up: Satu Huikko Models: Anna Gorojankina (Fondi Models) & Laura Pekkarinen
Helsinki
2012

FASHION HELSINKI: DARK

Maria Baranova and Daniela Talvitie, both established photographers in the Finnish fashion circle, joined forces to create Fashion Helsinki: Light and Dark to introduce emerging Finnish designers and models to a global audience. Set up in the Old Customs Warehouse, the site of the upcoming Helsinki Design Week, the photo shoot featured top Finnish models, fashion journalists and bloggers, dressed up by leading Finnish designers. These photographs by Maria Baranova represent the Dark half of the equation.

 

Full publication at RAWR Magazine

Exhibited: Brooklynphoto Studio, New York, 2012

Make-up: Kata Niemi and Sonja Vanhanen
Hair: Taryn Renee Baker and Katarina Eskelinen
Models: Anette, Julia&Emilia, Helen, Nelly, Elisa, Jenni, Eric
Assistant: Jonas Sjödin

 

 

 

REVS MAGAZINE

REVS is a newly launched fashion/art magazine published by SECT ET SEPT. My photo series Collision, aimed to capture the precise moment just before a fight begins.

Styling: Achilles
Hair & Make-up: Pentti Syrjälä
Model: Henna Tolvanen (Brand Model Management) & Siiri Selin (Paparazzi)
Location: Hotel Seurahuone, Helsinki

Published: REVS Magazine, Issue #1: Revolutions

TYRA THERMAN LINGERIE FALL 2012

Styling: Tyra Therman
Bondage: Tinttu Henttonen
Hair & Make-up: Satu Huikko

Model: Nelly Nilsson 
Light: Jonas Sjödin

Haze: Antti Saarainen
Location: Finland

TRASHION

Collaboration with Finnish designers in New York.

Photography and Concept: Maria Baranova
Fashion: OutsaPop Trashion
Hats: Fiona Timantti, Lola Hats
Acessory Anna Talvi and Nadia Kuu
Model: Pasha Setrova
Stylist: Sherah Jones
Hair & Make-up: Yenni-K
Location: Secret Works, Brooklyn, New York
2013

AMERICAN APARTMENT DIARY

This project is about my life in the USA, self-portrait’s from different places I lived in. Started as a joke, I soon realized the loneliness and the fear coming from these pictures. The feeling of something missing or being "wrong", really bothers me.

Why? Since, when there is no face or eye contact, human becomes a subject. One of the furniture items in the room. IT. Apart from the human features, it is just a surface for the light and shadows. It is present in the picture, but lacks human attributes.

I imagined myself as a furniture and asked what would be a good place for me to be placed in. Suddenly, I did not control the room anymore, the room controlled me.

 

Location: New York City (NY), Ashfield (MA), Santa Monica, Berkeley, San Francisco, Palo Alto (CA)
2012-2014

MARIA BARANOVA

Sepia Photography & Design Studio
Y-tunnus 24089492

 

Publications: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, American Theatre Magazine, Chance Magazine, The New Yorker, The Moscow Times, Elle India, Time Out NY, Moda Magazine, REVS Magazine, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, New York Post, The Financial Times, Le Figaro, Hufvudstadsbladet, Afisha and more...

 

Location: New York City, USA; Helsinki, Finland
Languages: Finnish, English, Russian