Just finished a huge shoot with the rising Polish model/actress Mamiko. She creates Tsika Tsarinkov in the flesh for my book covers, posters, prints, etc.
Here’s a teaser image. Believe me, this is barely ticking to some of the hot imagery she’s come up with. Tsika is a boisterous, strutting little elfin woman with a Gothic lolita-style flair for clothing. Despite looking like a little morbidly cute princess, she curses like a Russian sailor. It may sound coarse but there’s a reason for it. PTSD has a variety of symptoms. She curses to bleed off rage and abandonment issues. The story is comedic but the people in it are comedic to cope with a sometimes terrible reality.