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.
Surprisingly, the contrast between the soft faces of the models and the strict lines of the body paint creates a beautiful contrast, quite like black does to white. The pictures look like optical illusions, where your eyes first catch the drawing, and only after that you discover the beautiful female faces underneath. See for yourself!