Alexander Berdin-Lazursky Merges Photography and Digital Art in Futuristic Fashion Portraiture

All images by Alexander Berdin-Lazursky. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Creative projects that blur the boundaries between digital art and photography may be pretty common albeit somewhat controversial these days. But once in a while, we come across bodies of work that are simply surprising and amazing, it doesn’t matter how they were made. Today, we bring you one such collection of images by New York-based Alexander Berdin-Lazursky.

What Alexander does exactly is a little challenging to decipher, but he has at least cited photography, fashion, and interaction design as his creative disciplines of choice. A quick look around his portfolio definitely reflects his expertise and interest in the first two. His most recent project, Colors Loves Neon, appears to be a heady mish-mash of moody portraits, futuristic fashion, and strange graphic design elements.

Everything about this set is strikingly non-conventional even for the fashion side, and I think a big part of its appeal can be attributed to that. The mostly minimalist head shots melt and fuse together with the swirls and specks of color. The whole collection does evoke a futuristic atmosphere, but not in the way we typically see or perceive it. The mastery of light direction is also evident in the photography side and helped bring out the delicate balance of colors against the dark elements.

What I find most noteworthy about this set is that it seamlessly blends all these components to create a mysterious mood. There are indeed touches of neon red as the title suggests, but somehow, I feel that it’s not the main point of the collection. Neon can be the faint glow that lights up the subject. It can be a name for the strange futuristic mood that surrounds the entire portrait set. Whatever it is, the whole combination seems to work in this mysteriously captivating portrait work.

I highly recommend browsing through his Behance portfolio to see more of this unique visual style by Alexander Berdin-Lazursky.