Bodypaint + photography =
August 31, 2014 8:14 AM   Subscribe

Beautiful. NSFW imagery.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering (12 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Digital bodypaint, perhaps. A master of the computer software 3D Studio Max, Kim successfully juxtaposes old and new, traditional Asian motifs and new media.
posted by FreezBoy at 8:20 AM on August 31, 2014 [2 favorites]


Six of one.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 8:23 AM on August 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Beautiful indeed! Loved the broken dishes ones. Thanks for posting this!
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 8:33 AM on August 31, 2014


Digital bodypaint, perhaps.

Ah, maybe that explains the lack of human warmth admits the striking patterns and shapes.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:57 AM on August 31, 2014


Ah, maybe that explains the lack of human warmth admits the striking patterns and shapes.

And the careful retention of nipples but smooth Barbie genital absences.
posted by Dip Flash at 9:17 AM on August 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


I think the few things that made me realize something was off was the "bumps" on one person's non-painted flesh; and then the lack of pubes, but also anything else that resembled any sexual surface on one mons pubis, and finally the pubic hair that was peeking up from behind the paint with absolutely no hair below it (yes, I realized it could be shaved from one spot down, but it didn't look quite right) then I realized it looks more like digital than actual paint. Not that I mind, it's still pretty damn cool looking stuff :)

I do a lot of photographic morphing/chopping/splicing for my own art; while this doesn't really do that to the subjects, the morphic swirls along with the fact it's bodies reminds me ever so slightly of my work, but it's really a stretch to say they're anywhere comparable either in substance or quality.
posted by symbioid at 9:26 AM on August 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Reminds me of this interesting tidbit I found in the Tacoma Municipal Code.

8.102.020 Prohibited activity.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate, or suffer to be operated on premises owned by him, any body painting studio, or
to knowingly participate in any act of body painting.
(Ord. 20277 ยง 1; passed Dec. 26, 1974)
posted by ctmf at 11:13 AM on August 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


ctmf, I wonder what happened that made them decide they needed that law. Sounds really situation specific!
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 6:12 PM on August 31, 2014


10:1 someone was operating a "body painting" business that was a cover for prostitution.
posted by Mitheral at 7:39 PM on August 31, 2014 [3 favorites]


So much for getting my hands henna'd or having my favourite Tacoma team's logo painted on my face!
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 8:15 PM on August 31, 2014


I know, I was curious too. Seattle has a similar one that kind of more clearly gives the impression that "body studio" was at one time a common cover excuse for a place where you could pay money to touch people's bodies or have your own touched, ifyaknowwhatimean.

Still, Tacoma seems a bit over-broad, there.
posted by ctmf at 9:02 PM on August 31, 2014


Interesting body of work.
posted by Chuffy at 11:01 AM on September 1, 2014


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