"You asked me to tell about that model. Actually I purely remember
details, because she was photographed when I was young. It was
photographed in Vilnius in the reserve. It was very beautiful place,
where was blooming flora. This is all I had remembered about that time.
Her name is Jovita. She is very famous musician not only in Lithuania,
but in other countries. As I remembered I had taken those photos about
40 years ago." -Rimantas Dichavicius 2007
I saw the above magnificent image and had to find out what book it was
published in. After some investigation, I found out the photograph came
from a book entitled "Ziedai Tarp Ziedu" (Blossoms Among Blossoms)
published in 1989 by Rimantas Dichavicius. After receiving it, I was
taken aback by the beautiful photographs. The models are one and
completely entwined with their surroundings. I ordered the book from
abebooks.com and Amazon sometimes has copies. There are a few
photographers who have a somewhat similar style to Rimantas but I won't
denigrate his work by making comparisons. I still can't believe these
were taken in the 1960s. There are about five plates of Jovita in
Blossoms. I contacted Rimantas and asked him how many photos he took of
her. When he said there were 21 total, that got the ball rolling. I
consider the above image one of the best of the
top 13 nudes ever put on film.
Rimantas Dichavicius recently published a book in 2007 entitled
"Visions" which is an extraordinary collection of figure studies mixed
in with a kaleidoscope of color. The book is a masterpiece.