Max Vadukul: Through Her Eyes

Timeless Strength


This book is not yet published, but will be available from May 2024.

ISBN: 9788857251363 Category:


Forty large-format black-and-white portraits of women tell, with a single protagonist, the kaleidoscopic female universe and its infinite facets

Through Her Eyes is a journey through female eternity. The artist’s attentive gaze spans centuries and traditions to offer us a multifaceted representation of women, relating constantly to their roles in society and their inner world. The muse and sole protagonist of this artistic research is the ethereal Ludmilla Voronkina Bozzetti. The artistic project Through Her Eyes – Timeless Strength took shape in 2021, when Vadukul met Ludmilla during a shoot for Roberto Cavalli’s Zero Collection and he was dazzled. Ludmilla, the subject of this fascinating narrative, is much more than a model. Her magnetic presence and strength make her the soul of this exhibition, perfectly complementing the extraordinary art of Max Vadukul. Taken at the timeless Villa Gattoni in Meleti, Lombardy, the photographs immortalise Ludmilla’s evolution in an entrancing journey that forms the heart of Vadukul’s narrative. In the photographer’s eyes, Ludmilla is a multifaceted woman: daughter, wife, mother, seductress, worker. She is both absorbed and detached, sad and thoughtful, but also strong, self-assured and triumphant. Vadukul shows us that a woman is an endless kaleidoscope of different perspectives and worlds, an infinite feminine world that cannot be immortalised in a single shot. Every image awakens in the audience an awareness of the impossibility of labelling her: she is simultaneously everything, she holds life in her womb and the future in her hands. Max Vadukul’s art becomes a tribute to the history of women, to their journey through the centuries. Ludmilla’s feminine energy and strength, which span history and are manifested in the artist’s photographs, evoke in the heart of the onlooker the eternal respect owed to women.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 24 x 30 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 14 May 2024
Number of pages 76
Format Hardback
Contributors Contributions by Ludmilla Voronkina Bozzetti
Dimensions 24 x 30 cm
Weight 300 g


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Max Vadukul was born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1961, to Indian parents. At the age of 22, Vadukul was discovered by designer Yohji Yamamoto, who hired him for several prestigious ad campaigns. Vadukul's portfolio, which spans an impressive 39 years, also includes significant creative chapters with Vogue Paris, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Égoïste, W, Town & Country, and The New Yorker. In 1996, he replaced Richard Avedon to become only the second staff photographer in the history of The New Yorker. Currently residing and working in Milan, Vadukul was recently honored at the Taormina Fashion Festival.