Prison storytelling, subcultural anthropology, and the allure of darkness.
In the 1970′s, while American hippies were busy inking themselves with peace signs and psychedelic rainbows, Danzig Baldayev, a guard at St. Petersburg’s notorious Kresty Prison, began documenting the far less Woodstockian body art of Russia’s most infamous criminals.
Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov and makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan have created a bewitching series of portraits that play with the natural lines of their models’ faces and twist them into strange new forms.
Known as Pasha 183, he was only 28 years old. Let’s look at some of his amazing Moscow street art.
Activist Roman Dobrokhotov published in his Twitter this fact on the night of April 2, referring to fellow artists, but no details about his death have been reported yet.