As part of his remarkable series “The Art of Face”, Russian photographer Alexander Kholov along with make-up artist Veronica Ershova and stylist Mikhail Kravchenko, transformed a model into a real-life Marge Simpson, the beloved mom from the long-running Fox Network cartoon, The Simpsons. However, the centerpiece of the makeover was the re-creation of Marge’s towering blue bouffant, which was made with chrysanthemums that were spray painted blue and attached to a wire cage.
Marge Simpson is a cult cartoon character in the present world. We love Marge, that’s why we decided to make her alive using the skills of make-up, hairstyle, floristics and photography. It was important to pay attention to the details of original image. Veronica Ershova, the make-up artist, painted the model face and the stylist Mikhail Kravchenko created the huge hair – the calling card of Marge’s image. We wanted to make unusual hairstyle and Mikhail used real chrysanthemums painted in blue and special frame. With the real flowers we achieved necessary volume and texture.
We’ve previously written about Alexander’s earlier photo series, “2D or not 2D” and “Weird Beauty”.