2D Or Not 2D Challenges Our Perception Of Three Dimensional Photos

Usually when we look at a photo we have a pretty strong intuition if it is a two dimensional illustration or a three dimensional object reduced to a two dimensional photo.

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This is definitely not the case with the 2D Or Not 2D series from photographer Alexander Khokhlov and make up artist Valeriya Kutsan.

In a series of portraits they mimicked various sketching techniques on living models and photographed the results. You could probably swear that some of those are sketches or Photoshop manipulation. But no, they are real live portraits.

Alexander shares: “The key-idea of the project was to turn the models faces into the 2D images. Valeriya used different techniques of face painting so you can see a lot of variations – from sketch and graphic arts to water-colour and oil-paintings. This is a combination of interesting make-ups, studio photography experiments and careful retouching

2D Or Not 2D Challenges How We Perceive Three Dimensional Photos

2D Or Not 2D Challenges How We Perceive Three Dimensional Photos

2D Or Not 2D Challenges How We Perceive Three Dimensional Photos

2D Or Not 2D Challenges How We Perceive Three Dimensional Photos

2D Or Not 2D Challenges How We Perceive Three Dimensional Photos

2D Or Not 2D Challenges How We Perceive Three Dimensional Photos

2D Or Not 2D Challenges How We Perceive Three Dimensional Photos

2D Or Not 2D Challenges How We Perceive Three Dimensional Photos

2D Or Not 2D Challenges How We Perceive Three Dimensional Photos

[2D Or Not 2D | Alexander Khokhlov & Valeriya Kutsan]

  • Francis Hurbert Morison

    It is a REALLY stunning effect! Had to look twice in some cases! Well done!

  • Doug Birling

    Hats off to the makeup artists on this one.

  • DS Adams

    Beautiful