At a first glance I mistook this infant for dead. Maybe his chest exploded from accidental gunshot or he combusted? Of course I saw he was just smeared with cake frosting. His look of stupor was from his young observations and sense of bloatedness and maybe some sugar rush. Then again maybe this child has a mental illness. The photo is manipulating all my questions and assumptions of the subject matter simultaneously.
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I don’t think I’ve ever seen a male artist as obsessed with his body since Yukio Mishima as Terence Koh. Besides chandeliers and cherishing objects he has a lot of casting and photography dedicated to his own being. He is not shy and represents the in your face gay culture of North America. His nationality is Canadian. His website is http://www.asianpunkboy.com/holes/index.php it is very sporadic and disorganized but it kind of makes it fun to explore because of that. I am going to keep reviewing later on. His website is treated as diary more than an art collective.
Searching her name again I found more images of the same gold body paint photos she modeled in. Here are two more of my favorites from the shoot.
This is a great follow through with body paint. Another positive aspect is that it isn’t going for some gaudy played out idea like a goddess theme. Some photographers might have gone for a Greek mythos theme or statue. But this just appears to be a body as it is…smothered in shiny paint and revealing all the curves.
For anyone interested in film negatives on acetate ink jet printing it turns out I’ve discovered that black and white isn’t the only way to go. Instead of having negatives printed on a gray scale printing as a purple hues can add increased value to Van Dyke prints.
Last night I printed two negatives one grayscale and one purple and the difference was apparent even in the dark room. Depending on what type of printer and program your using the effect can vary maybe. At my college I use a Cannon Image Setter and do not change the image to gray scale under the special features menu.
I have not tested this effect on typical photo paper or a cyanotype process but I will update any finds with purple negatives.