Alexander Khokhlov and Veronica Ershova are a photographer and make-up artist duo currently based in Moscow, Russia. Unconventional ideas and daring approach to common shootings are their calling card. With Khokholv’s unique camera style and Ershova’s makeup expertise, these photographs turn into mind-bending illusions.
In 2013 Alexander and Veronica started new art-project called Table Stories. The series is based on the mix of photography and philology, where authors showed their experiments with wordgames and paraphrases. The high-key images are squared and have the only white table as a decoration. It helped to achieve minimalistic approach in Table Stories and to make it funny, laconic and stylish.
The result of reincarnation of Marge Simpson made by Alexander and Veronica in 2014 was scary but attracting – the YouTube backstage video got more than 1,500 000 views and still popular.
This time Alexander and Veronica are working on the new big project called Bloomshapes. The series continue author’s favourite theme based on minimalism and illusions and have much in common with Weird Beauty portraits. It is a real challenge for team because all the shapes and forms are made not only with face-painting, but with real flowers.