Pastel Dreams: Photography by Karen Khachaturov

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A computer programming graduate turned photographer in 2014—Armenian artist Karen Khachaturov likes to snapshoot “lost people,” as he bluntly describes them, i.e. “without a clue that they are surrounded with a colourful life.” Color is a vital part of his visual work; using meticulously soft colors and props-and-people placed perfectly in the frames. Surrealism and fashion fuse well in his conceptual shots of series “Eargasm,” “Narcissism,” and “Post Soviet Kids” (view these still-lifes in video on Facebook). In addition to displaying his work online, he has also exhibited in art shows in Europe, Asia, and America.

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Adriana de Barros

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Adriana is the Webby Award–winning designer, editor of Scene360 magazine and author of "Tat'oo" book. Acquiring 20 years of writing experience in fine arts, Adriana has dedicated her time to documenting the lives and work of tattooists. Published also on Inked, Skin Deep, Tattoo Life and more. Follow the author @ Instagram and view more articles.

June 5, 2018 Art Color Photography