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“Boudoir stories” Photo by Sergiy Mykhalkiv. May 16 – June 4, 2017

“Boudoir stories” Photo by Sergiy Mykhalkiv. May 16 – June 4, 2017

Elegant informal living room arranged by hostess is a boudoir in which she rests, makes self care procedures, keeps secrets, gets dressed or undresses…

By taking off clothing – woman removes her heavy social status and becomes such as it was created by nature. And at this moment, using his own boudoir situation created in the studio, well known Lviv photographer Sergiy Mykhalkiv creates his photo compositions – the stories from the boudoir.

Since 1998 Sergiy Mykhalkiv takes photos of his muses – beautiful naked women, inspired by the relaxed charm and natural beauty of the female body, which so admired by artists of different eras. He says that the genre of his work is not erotic. Mykhalkiv likes the definition, which gave him his colleague photographer about his style – it is the intimate portrait.

The exhibition will feature about 20 different photos of the period created after his previous solo exhibition which was in 2010 in Lviv.


Sergiy Mykhalkiv was born in 1975 in Lviv. Professionally engaged in photography. He was teaching the art of photography in several photo schools. In 2017 opened his own photo studio «Dolphin”. Two-time winner of the annual contest of the “Playboy” magazine, 2008 (1st prize) and 2012 (2 prize). His works are in private collections in the UK and Poland, Russia and Ukraine.

P.S. Viewing the exhibition for children – with parental permission.