Art, Makeup

2D or not 2D,that is the question!

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov and makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan have created and photographed a series of portraits that play with the natural lines of their models’ faces and twist them into strange new forms.

In photography we try to make a 3D object look 3D by playing with depths and shadows, and try not to make a picture look too flat. That is exactly the opposite what Alexander and Valeriya have achieved in this collection which they call ” 2D Or Not 2D”, they made a 3D subject look not only 2D, but almost warped your brains to make you understand what is actually happening in the picture.

The makeup is beautiful, and my favourites are the Black and White ones, but the Angry birds can not be ignored, can it?

According to Khokhlov – “Valeriya used different techniques of face painting so you can see a lot of variations – from sketch and graphic arts to water-colour and oil-paintings. This is a combination of interesting make-ups, studio photography experiments and careful retouching.”

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Inspired by this? Try this crazy-cool Roy Lichtenstein-inspired pop art makeup yourself thanks to Emma Pickles!

Love,

Sig-Di-xx

 

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