The story of Nail Art

It’s incredible how the wide range of life situations, feelings and emotions can be expressed and conveyed by simple nails. Power of art add Genius of creator, making up the nail art from Vlad Artazov. In below images, Artazov will show us if nails are human, how they will behave. It is so interesting to see show those bent nails do what we are doing everyday. Okay, enough talking. Let’s begin to listen to the story those nails try to tell us.

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

nails art by Vlad Artazov

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72 Responses

  1. Rachel says:

    I really liked this medium. It was dark, and raw in an unusual manner. Very unreal. Kudos.

  2. eleven says:

    This is awesome!
    I liked the bed and the car situations.
    Smart art!

  3. robb says:

    this is brilliant.
    i really like how they bent to show different meaning behind.
    thx for sharing.

  4. Amazing art thanks for sharing

  5. katto says:

    wow en realidad esto es fascinante, me ha encantado!!!

  6. harika says:

    datz amazing stuff i hav ever imagined….dis shows ur creativity in both ways…usin nails n photgraphy

  7. ishmot says:

    Wow! You’ve Nailed it!

  8. afshin says:


  9. Mradul says:

    nice one

  10. Love the idea!!, lot’s of talent to summarize real situations in such an artistic way.

  11. Margie says:

    This was truly entertaining… thank you.

  12. Skippy says:


  13. Jason says:

    Great use of lighting…creative medium…very cohesive as a gallery. No complaints here, I really liked it.

  14. Mike says:

    Fantastic. The car scene is great;I think the black and white scenes are more striking than the color shots.

  15. Ryan Riegner says:

    This is brilliant! Never look at a box of nails the same way again!

  16. Chris says:

    I am so moved by these.

  17. Kane says:

    Awesome! Very creative! Keep it up =D

  18. lauren says:

    this is the best thing i’ve ever seen!!! its fun and creavite!! i love it

  19. C says:

    These are beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I really enjoyed the one of the nail on the bench with the slouched posture with the couple in the background. It’s a powerful photo to me.

  21. PoomDomain says:

    ok, thats creative. Maybe i will do a series of my own too, maybe some other object

  22. rif says:

    Human creativity has no limits
    Score 9/10
    very nice

  23. Tristan says:

    I’m a hopeful student of filmmaking and it’s stuff like this that continues to spread and teach the unique qualities that can be taken from photography. Sometimes I think that we’ve lost it when it comes to true storytelling and art, but it’s art like this that continues to prove me wrong. Much appreciated.

    Thank you so much for posting this. I’m going bookmark this url for inspiration when I need it.

  24. dwe says:

    i like it,so funny

  25. Biker says:

    Could he only afford a couple nails to bend?
    It appears to be the same nail used in different scenes on many of these”art” pics.
    Not alot here that couldnt be done with my som=ns train set props and about 2 hours.
    Art has its critics and this is crap. Should straighten those nails and drive em into the deck being built.

    Waste of 5 minutes

  26. Fer says:

    Wowwwwwww, very original and cool art!!!

  27. accessko says:

    Wow, great job! I never thought that you can use a simple nail to express feelings en emotions. Just beautiful!

  28. subhash says:

    used simple nails n created art of life–superb

  29. FCCFU says:

    Themes I noticed were SEX, more sex, infidelity, prostitution, prison, strippers, love, boxing, awkwardness, religion,concentration and rest and relaxation. All this from simple nails, pretty dang creative if you ask me, but you didn’t so I will crawl back to my hole…

  30. Jules says:

    Very interesting. Your creativity is inspiring and thought provoking.

  31. BarthM says:

    I love it! Lot of creativity and innovation. Thanks =)

    J’adore! Rempli de créativité et d’innovation. Merci =)

  32. Gabriel says:

    Creative and inusited. I really enjoyed it.
    Great use of frames and light, and entertaining situations as well.

  33. deb says:

    Clever, very evocative.
    Love the hooker in the background of the car shot. Never would have thought a nail could be sexy!
    You could make a great short film with this concept. (Not the hooker, just the concept as a whole, although a hooker could certainly be part of it!
    Ignore the hater on 27, I think he has no soul.

  34. It’s very creative, and at the same time everyone can relate to at least 1 of the images.
    Really cool.

  35. Alex says:

    Wow, they’re all great… I never thought that nails could be so human-like…
    The contrast between shadows and lights is amazing too!!

  36. Aytaç says:

    That’s like a human spirit..Very cool and successful effort..everything is living thanks to you even if nails..congratulations..

  37. hannah says:

    they look amazingly emotive considering theyre just nails
    nice job!

  38. Sreekumar says:

    this strong cement after effect

  39. Juanita says:

    I see some nails getting nailed (so to speak) but I don’t see any in a bar getting hammered… lol … very cute

  40. hoisnfriek says:

    what about a picture of the band “nine inch nails”…
    nice work anyway

  41. joe says:

    never thought nails could talk

  42. Rose says:

    this is creative! very interesting how a nail can tell the story! Excellent work!

  43. Bernadine says:

    Incredible. Again, seems to be the only person who finds artwork and creativity a bad thing is someone who generalises and thinks that “it’s all just crap”. Ignore. They’d say that about anything which inspires, motivates, and gives light to a dark world.

    Personally, I loved it. You’ve come up with an amazing idea, you’re very talented, and it’s refreshing to see something other than painting or iron-sculpture. Thank you for inspiring me and making my day brighter. That is all I could have asked for.

  44. jim w says:

    pretty interesting! it can’t be easy to make a nail look sad but they did it!!

  45. andrez says:


  46. awhinamai says:

    Bravo bravo..magnificent art.

  47. slym says:

    This stuff is really amazing, I really liked the concept and appreciate the great effort behind it, defenitely deserve a stumble.

  48. udaipur says:

    wow, it shows all life aspects. mind blowing creativity.

  49. Rebecca says:

    wow. just wow. such creative use of everyday objects. I thought it was just amazing. The way that they all show such strong emotion and personalization is fantastic. I loved it.

  50. Johnson McFarley says:

    What is this? I’m struggling to see the point of this whatsoever… It’s not creative enough that other people wouldn’t think of doing it, and it’s not niche or difficult enough that others wouldn’t be able to do it just as well. The scenes are boring and the creativity? Well, it just clearly goes to show that some people like wasting their time bending tiny bits of metal into lifeless art projects. Really not that impressive at all. Original, but that’s because no-one has ever been retarded enough to pursue such a pathetically mind-numbing and dull project before.

  51. Johnson McFarley says:

    I agree with Biker. This isn’t art, this is bent metal trying to be art.

  52. KinsieC says:

    that is amazing! i haven’t found something i could appreciate that much for a long time.

  53. Harry Roes says:

    To Johnson McFarley,

    Of course you are free to be so negative, but who are you anyway? A nobody, I’m afraid. Can you show us some “real” art? Of course not, unless you consider having destructive criticism as a art. In that case you are a master artist. Bah!

  54. corinne says:


  55. Jonathan | says:

    Cute post… Looks like it got an amazing response from your readers.


  56. Adam says:

    I love your blog. This is very interesting, i tried to make some designs like this after I saw it for the first time and I was totally dumbfounded. I couldn’t even make anything worth while. These creations are marvelous keep up the wonderful site. Thanks.

  57. StephanJade says:

    Great blog as for me. I’d like to read more about this matter. Thank you for giving that material.

  58. Jugal says:

    Composition s fantastic..! which camera n lense used..?

  59. moming says:

    great art, nail can talk…hmmm

  60. That’s what i call creativity, linking things with the real world

  61. genie says:

    Absolutely amazing! Was not was I was thinking it would be, but pleasantly surprised. Very creative, expressive, witty! yep, like others have said … you nailed it! Great job, unbelievable!

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