Oleg Dou: Cubs

A modern interpretation of an old practice, 'cubs' by moscow-based photographer oleg dou is a series of images that draw from the aesthetic and ambience of child funeral portraits. utilizing a muted palette with a stark backdrop, the porcelain-like subjects are morphed to display discerning features of various animals, such as a set of slender antlers for 'fawn'  and perked-up ears in 'rabbit'. the result is a whimsical collection of portraits that play into the innocent adolescence of the characters while still maintaining an eery sense of death and mortality. 

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