Petra Lajdova

Artist I Photographer
     
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Location: Bratislava
Nationality: Slovak
Biography: Petra Lajdová (1978) Slovakia, Bratislava.  Photography became a part of my life and professional development during my stay in Prague (1999-2004).  I won an award in the Czech Republic in 2006 for my creative portrait entitled... MORE
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Copyright Petra Lajdova 2022
Updated Sep 2016
Location Bratislava
Topics Arts, Beauty, Belief, Black and White, Celebrations, Costumes, Craftwork, Design, Documentary, Editorial, Education, Emotion, Ethnography, Fashion, Fine Art, Headdress, Historical, Lifestyle, Love, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditions
Backstage for Slovak Renaissance art work (2012-2014) (folk costumes and 100-200 year old archive headpieces styling preparation), celebrating the beauty and wealth of Slovak folk culture featuring a Renaissance of traditional clothing, tops and headdresses of single and married women, honoring their aesthetics, grace and artistic value. This Black and white photo documentation of āepāenie, the wedding ritual of taking off the wedding veil and donning the headdress worn by married women in Slovakia. It involves a complicated arrangement of the head, which is highly demanding for women who still master this art.
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