I was approached by Bulgarian classical pianist Tsarina to shoot some promotional photos for her new project Newstalgia: joining forces with a trio of jazz musicians, together they’ll explore the borderland between discipline and intuition, in performances that meld classical composition with jazz improvisation.

This was a particularly difficult assignment, because the tone of the project is very delicate, balancing on the edge of melancholy and hope… But the musicians themselves? Wild, young and inspired. Of course you’d expect the scruffy jazz gents to be bohemian, but even the elegant Tsarina had a wild streak that was hard to suppress.

Nico

If you’re interested in the project, by the way, check out the video below: