"I am looking for something bordering between the beautiful and the repulsive, the living and the dead. I want to attain the feeling of presence one can get when walking by a plastic mannequin..." This is how Oleg Dou, Russian fine art photographer and visual artist, describes his artistic goal. When I take a look at his work I think he has succeeded in doing just that:
Oleg's photos can be at the same time disturbing and adorable..
...or more adorable.
Oleg Dou deliberately creates fascinating portraits by altering his photos to the extreme and remove all traces of humanity.
I can't help but thinking that this is what is happening with all images of people in the media.
Celebrities and model's portraits are manipulated and photoshopped until no one looks like a real person anymore. Because we are humans worshipping and trying to emulate these plastic mannequins we are doomed to never measure up....
Check out the stunning website of Oleg Dou to see more of his unsettling art.