Makeup Turns Models into 2-D Pop Art Paintings

2D or not 2D

2D or not 2D is a series made by photographer Alexander Khokhlov and make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan. The team was increased with Veronica Ershova who had leaded the process of retouching and post-production. The authors were inspired by two-dimensional posters. The key-idea of the project was to turn the models faces into the 2D images. 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.

2D or not 2D 2

2D or not 2D 3

2D or not 2D 4

2D or not 2D 5

2D or not 2D 6

2D or not 2D 7

2D or not 2D 8

2D or not 2D

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14 thoughts on “Makeup Turns Models into 2-D Pop Art Paintings”

  1. Love the pixelated lady. Very clever. The last one is also wonderfully confusing 🙂 It took me a while to distinguish the model’s face from the body paint.

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