Roman Sakovich is the London-based photographer who conceived, produced, and shot the series “Half” while still a photography student at the Arts University College in Bournemouth. Roman wanted to show the devastating effects of drug abuse and provide a vivid contrast with a clean-cut version of the same person. He had the right side of his models dressed in corporate attire, and the left side dressed as a junkie in dire need of a fix. The difference is startling, to say the least. Kudos to his make-up artist for making the bruises, bags, wrinkles, and needle marks look realistic. His other portraits, while not as dramatic as “Half” are just as thought-provoking.
Sergei Tarasov is an art teacher who spent the better part of a year origami replicas of Moscow’s cathedrals. Over ten thousand sheets of A4 paper were hand-folded to create these amazing replicas. Sergei is a perfectionist. He has disassembled his work several times when he was unhappy with the way it was going. Each of his remarkably accurate creations were created without a sketch or blueprint.
Olga Valeska is artist and subject all rolled into one. She uses a self-timer to take portraits of herself. She actually majors in literature but you wouldn’t know that based on her work. Olga started fiddling with a camera just over a year ago. Photography allows her to combine the things she loves, such as painting, sculpting, drawing, and making costumes. According to her, she uses her loneliness to create. Olga does her own make-up, scenery, and costumes. She is a one-woman-studio.
Chris LaPorte is a caricature artist by day and works on his life-sized pencil drawings at night. City Band is his latest work. it’s inspired by an old, faded, and somewhat blurry photo he found in his mother’s basement.The photo to drawing ratio is 1:540 which means Chris had to make up a lot of details as he went along. The wrinkles and creases on their pants, their expressions, the curl of their fingers, even which way they were looking all came from Chris’s imagination.
In Malo’s “Un jour, mon enfant tu seras” (One Day, You Will Be, My Child) series, he dresses up an adorably appealing infant in different costumes. Matador, monk, boxer, and butcher are just some of the professions that this baby might get into someday. As with every photograph, the line that separates the mediocre form the great is determined by the amount of detail. Surfer baby above even has the requisite necklace and tattoo. I do hope that’s just make-up on the baby boxer’s eye.
Fashion photography is tricky business. You have to make the clothes and look good on the model. Easy enough to say but one can’t simply snap a few pictures of a beautiful model wearing fashionable clothes and be done with it. For each shoot to be perfect, it has to have the right people behind it. It seems that the partnership between photographer Andrey Yakovlev and make-up artist / Art Director Lili Aleeva is a match made in heaven. Their impressive portfolio has an impressive collection of women’s fashion and beauty portraits which combines styles, ideas, and brand new concepts. Click here for more »
Lips can actually have that enticing character apart from any other part of the face, which can offer either a paragraph of a story or a thousand words in each shot. This is probably being the reason Nikos Vasilakis chose it as a subject in one of his portfolios. With these models getting dolled up by make-up artists Regina Rengi and Eleni Vasilaki, the essence of lip photography is brought close to professional perfection.