by Chi Ibe
Body-painting artist, Emma Hack etched colors and markings on her models and arranged their arms, legs and heads into the shape of a small car. She designed every single detail of the hatchback including alloy wheels and a number plate by covering each model in shades of blue, white, black and silver paint.
Incredibly, Hack even made it look like the car had been pranged in a small accident by exposing the “engine” and leaving the front “bumper” hanging off.
Using just body paint, ad agency i.d.e.a has transformed human beings into amazing motorcycles. As part of a campaign for the Progressive International Motorcycle Show, extremely flexible yoga gurus were arranged in such a way as to resemble a sport bike, a dirt bike and a cruiser.
Because of the level of detail and difficulty of model positioning, each shot took a day to complete.
Artists Chadwick and Spector focus on recreating lost, stolen, unknown, destroyed or otherwise unpopular paintings usually found in museum storage facilities on the human body. Each resurrected painting takes anywhere from eight to fifteen hours to create onto Chadwick’s body, then it is documented with photography.
Guido Daniele was born in Soverato (CZ – Italy) and now lives and works in Milan. Using the body painting technique he creates and paints models’ hands and bodies for different situations such as advertising pictures and commercials, fashion events and exhibitions.
New Orleans-based artist Craig Tracy is considered a trendsetter in the art of body painting. He spends hours painstakingly painting his subjects’ bodies with water-based paint before taking photos of them in unique positions.