A few weeks ago I did a body paint photo shoot with Barry of BA Photography and Takalonti. I made a promise to myself this year to do a creative project every month so here it is. This shoot was inspired by the following picture
I am not sure who did this one or where it came from but I loved the contrast between the skin and the sharp black lines. I am a bit more of a colour loving type and decided to do a colour gradient take on this idea. I loved the smooth look of Takalonti’s shaved head and decided she would be the perfect model for the project. We got together on a Saturday morning and I started to sponge on a rainbow. With the rainbow in place I was able to just go wild. I did not have any reference pictures with me I just used the curve and flow of her head and neck to guide my design choices. It might seem like a bad choice to paint without a guide but I find in cases where the theme of the design is flow it is important not to limit yourself to a drawing and to work with your models unique body to get the best fitting pattern possible.
When I was finished with the painting it was up to Barry and Takalonti to fully capture the look., Graceful lines and motions created by our fantastic model were captured using both film and digital cameras.
To end it off here are a few shots of us playing around just before we packed up.