Lotus Eater: An Experimental Short Film

After I finished photographing this head-dress, my partner (Mark Charade) and I decided to experiment with a short film!

Ever since we met 5 years ago, Mark has been experimenting with films, the most recent prior to the below being Pearlescence. Every time he just gets better and better, in this case experimenting with new colours and themes.

Watch below, watch full screen and in HD!





A few weeks ago (I'm terrible at updating this blog, I know!) I did an impromptu shoot with my partner, Mark Charade. As I'd borrowed some pieces from Pearls and Swine for another shoot, I thought I'd get the most out of them and do a 1920's inspired look.

Not only did Mark photograph and retouch these gorgeous images, but he put together a beautiful experimental film - see below!

Anna Swiczeniuk - Pearlescence from Mark Charade on Vimeo.

2013 In Style

Seeing as I've pretty much worked almost every weekend for the entire year, that's an awful lot of outfits... and I don't think I repeated the same outfit twice. That surely deserves some kind of medal, right?

Here are just the best ones I managed to snap!


I won't bore you with a long list of all the things I've done this year, and all the wonderful people I've met and worked with along the way. But a few of the things that have stood out are....

Accosting a poor, drunk Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) at The Burning Beat   -  Working with some of the craziest, most amazing people I've ever met   -   Playing at a wedding in Dublin, and wandering around the lovely city, including this swaggerific Oscar Wilde statue   -   Having plenty of breaks down at my parents' house in Cornwall, which was particularly lovely when the temperature soared in the summer


And through it all, I've been pretty much inseperable from my boyfriend of over 4 years, Mark. My partner in crime, best friend and love of my life. 


Here's to more fun in 2014!


Happy (belated) Birthday to me!

Yes, I am a bit late, but I turned 23 on the 13th! 

I had a fairly quiet birthday, seeing a few friends on the Saturday before for dinner at my favourite restaurant, dinner with my boyfriend and parents the day before and then a nice relaxing day off work on the day! My boyfriend had set up a few surprises for me during the day, to make me feel special (and very lucky).

It seems I also had a lot of cake. Which I'm not complaining about.


My colleagues are too lovely <3


HUGE (as big as my face) meringue for dessert with my parents

Look what arrived in the mail!!!

Another gift from my sweetheart.


He also came home with champagne and chocolates, and we sat in bed watching the Charlie Chaplin Revue. Best birthday I've had for a long time!


The Roustabouts: Histrionic Phonics

 I'm planning to completely re-vamp this blog fairly soon, with the help of Amelia Arsenic, so forgive me while blog posts are a little sparse! 

I've recently been busy developing a new project with my partner, Markabre Charade - a DJ duo known as The Roustabouts. Using our theatrical style and varied musical taste, we play everything from Balkan Beats, Carnivalesque Cabaret, Electro-Swing and the filthiest guilty pleasures. Our outfits are usually based around the type of event we will be playing at, and the style of music requested. 

We recently played at Club Vicious in Rome (you can read about our trip over on The Roustabout blog), at Torture Garden Valentine's Ball and last night at Circus in Covent Garden. You can catch us again at Circus on the 3rd of March! 

A few months ago we had the pleasure of a visit from Maria S. Varela, one of my favourite photographers, who shot some promo photos of us. You can see some of the results here, but I thought I'd post 2 more that I absolutely love.