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Michigan Avenue - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - LauraLinney

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"We all have emotions and we're all looking for something to connect with," says 26-year-old photographer Alina Tsvor—and connect with Tsvor audiences have, to the dizzying tally of nearly 110,000 Instagram follow- ers. It's easy to see why: If ultra-airy is the en vogue aesthetic, this Belarus-born Pilsen resident bucks the trend with her brooding, meditative shots of Chicago style, architec- ture, and street life. And beyond an enviable social media following, that work has translated into collabo- rations with big-name brands like adidas, Nike, and Beats by Dre, as well as online projects for W and The Atlantic. But it's Tsvor's portrai- ture that particularly leaps off the page, where the Columbia College alum renders her subjects in seductively somber settings evocative of high-fashion glossies. "[I am] a quieter person, sometimes a little dark… I think my work translates that," says the Nikon D800 enthusiast. To wit: In one especially captivating series, Tsvor—who counts Mario Testino, Gregory Crewdson, and Annie Leibovitz among her influences—captures a model who, in repose at the Stony Island Arts Bank, projects a sense of melancholy detachment that suggests isolation while inviting further study. In a screen-saturated world, Tsvor's touch is welcomingly human.; @alinatsvor . PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALINA TSVOR PICTURE PERFECT FROM HIGH-FASHION SHOOTS TO DAZZLING CITYSCAPES, CHICAGO SHUTTERBUG ALINA TSVOR CAPTURES THE CITY'S STYLISH SIDE. BY STEPHEN OSTROWSKI 14  MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM #INSTA-CHICAGO

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