This artist photographs surreal “landscapes” from human skin and paint
“Beauty is everywhere.” This is how Russian-born artist Ruslan Khasanov describes the motto that drives his creative work. In his latest video, he found beauty in bodily landscapes. He turns human skin into landscapes using nothing but some paint and a macro lens. It feels like you’re watching satellite shots of another world, so similar, yet so different from ours.
3 years after the release of his experimental video “Warm-Up,” Ruslan decided to make a sequel. He says it fascinated him to see the paint flowing down the human skin. Shot with the macro lens, the paint flowing along the folds of the skin look as rivers flowing through a landscape. I love it how such a simple idea gives such a mesmerizing result.
Ruslan poured metallic and fluorescent paint on the hands, lips and nipples of the model. He used a Sony A7RII camera paired with a Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G lens. As he shares with DIYP, it took him 4 months to complete the project, and you can see the final result in the video above. Ruslan also shared some of the photos with us, which are equally magical, abstract and surreal as the video:
About the Artist
Ruslan Khasanov is a Russian-born designer and artist. His work is driven by finding beauty all around him, which he expresses in music videos, typography and illustrations. In his work, Ruslan uses materials such as dust, oil, blood, bruises, sunbeams, soap, fire, salicylic acid, ice, mirror, paint, ink etc.
Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.