Lana Zakocela, Jurij Treskow, world of photography, nude ,Maxim USA, May 2017
A megayacht in the Mediterranean is a long way from the small town in Latvia where Lana Zakocela was born. But that’s just where the 5’8” beauty found herself last spring, shooting the campaign for Antonio Banderas Fragrances’ perfume Queen of Seduction. Zakocela, who arrived in England by bus when she was just 16, has been working in Europe, the U.S., and beyond ever since, modeling for the likes of Australian Cosmopolitan, revealing her impossibly toned physique in moody editorials for French magazines including Madame Figaro, and now, dodging sea snakes in St. Barts for her sultry cover with Maxim. But something clicked when she stepped in front of the camera with Banderas for the video and print campaign.