“Weird Beauty” – Alexander Khokhlov

Posted on November 13, 2012


A Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov decided to disregard a traditional perception of make-up. In his Weird Beauty photo series, made together with a Russian make-up artist Valeryia Kutsan, Alexander uses women’s face as canvas creating sharp black and white patterns. The duo chose shapes and symbols that are hardly relatable to a human’s face, like a QR code or a large key hole which make the models’ faces dissolve in the background.

To me personally, it demonstrates the question of what beauty is today and what it must conform too to achieve this social status of the ‘beautiful’ It exemplifies the extremities people go through to achieve (to a degree) a form of acceptance amongst others for their own self satisfaction. This however is my own personal view on the subject, some of you may feel differently, you may interpret it as creative face painting skills or even a form of illusion.

To see a few more snaps of his work, click here:


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