I’m not entirely sure what to call this project by Elena Kulikova – she hasn’t labelled it as anything in particular. Which isn’t surprising if you go through her great portfolio; it features many other kinds of visual experiments with photography.
Close-up portraits rarely lie. They are honest, full-frontal captures of someone’s face – a rather unforgiving framing of someone’s facial expression or attitude. Géraldine van Wessem predominantly focuses on her models’ faces and captures a great view into the person’s attitude or body language.
There’s a slightly grotesque aspect to the blood/pink goo smeared on the drawn faces in Steven Ketchum’s work. Unlike in many cases where I find that the grotesque aspects of the artworks outweigh their meaningfulness – in this case I find many interesting ways of looking at the strangeness of the artworks.
You really need to see these alongside their titles as well.
Stephanie’s work is absolutely mesmerizingly fantastic delicious. No jokes. Her work is seriously amazing. This is her series entitled Head Dress which blends patterns into beautiful faces. I love the simplicity in the patterns she creates, and the impressive intricacy they bring out.
Hopefully you’ve all enjoyed your weekend, maybe finished off your Sunday by listening to our short but sweet playlist.
I like this project by Mihaela, not that it’s truly original but more because of doing so in black and white. It really blends the facial features together well, and using cut-outs of celebrity faces kind of makes it funny too.