Portrait series conveys the beauty of albinism

The soft, all-white settings in Yulia Taits’ “Porcelain Beauty” series set her portraits apart from others that address albinism. The ethereal images were captured in her living room in front of a white backdrop near a large, bright window. She purchased white props—feathers, candles, flowers, whipped cream, and more—to lend each image a fairytale look.

Finding models for her portraits proved easier than expected. Israel-based Taits reached out to a Facebook follower with albinism, who then referred her to a Facebook group for Israeli people with albinism. She posted a message that she was seeking subjects for a series and was delighted by the level of interest.   

The series was a huge success, she says, getting exposure in Israel and abroad. Parents reached out to her, hoping their children could be subjects. After receiving so much positive feedback, she’s already at work on a continuation.

Amanda Arnold is associate editor of Professional Photographer.