British artist Miss Aniela (Natalie Dybisz, b. 1986) mixes art and fashion photography to create a fine balance of contemporary creativity. Her work centres on a fusion of traditional imagery and digitally enhanced motifs, interweaving in a surreal composition.
Her longstanding collection Surreal Fashion has been exhibited and collected all over the globe. In the imagery, Miss Aniela depicts contemporary models with a reference to Renaissance and Dutch masters, shooting in stately home settings across Europe and US. Larger-than-life characters preside over a dreamlike tableaux of chandeliers, taxidermy and four-poster beds; motifs for another, utopic world of the past that we long to inhabit.
As a fine-art and commercial photographer, Natalie’s work has been exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery, Houses of Parliament and Waldermarsudde Museum Sweden, and regularly featured in international media including BBC World, NY Arts, and El Pais.
In detailed compositions with evocative lighting, allusion to Rococo Revival and impeccable detail of salon paintings of the 18th century, her ‘Surreal Fashion’ collection has become prolific with art collectors worldwide, and luxury venues such as the Crillon Hotel Paris and Paradise Resort Korea.
Her commercial clients include Nikon, HTC, and large-scale art commissions for prestigious London restaurants. In 2018 she collaborated with renowned Chinese couturier Guo Pei documented by the BBC in Beijing, and commissioned by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism to shoot a new hybrid of fantasy-fused stills and TV ad campaign.
Natalie is based in South UK with her producer-partner Matt Lennard and their two daughters. They are experienced in providing the full production process for both personal and professional assignments, with connections to a network of experienced artists in videography and CGI to facilitate the growing need for cutting-edge artistry.
Miss Aniela was spotlighted in Saatchi Art’s ‘Invest in Art’ 2018 and ‘Refuse to be the Muse’ report on the growing power of women in photography.