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Model

Reds

Posts: 29

New York, New York, US

I really want some pics of me bodypainted. How do i get into that? Does anyone know anyone who does it in nyc? And will i have to pay millions of dollars?

Sep 15 05 09:40 am Link

Photographer

Chili

Posts: 5146

Brooklyn, New York, US

i know a few, do you also want to be photographed too? ;->

Sep 15 05 10:18 am Link

Model

Jin

Posts: 534

Martinsburg, West Virginia, US

Just make sure you're not allergic to latex if using latex paint.  You can go into toxic shock.

Sep 15 05 10:19 am Link

Makeup Artist

The Body Painter Rich

Posts: 141

Sacramento, California, US

Too bad you are on the wrong coast! There are NYC bodypainters, but they may be harder to find because many of them are busy. Feel free to advertise your availability on my Yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bodypaintart/ . There are many members who are painters.

When looking for a bodypainter you should check for a couple things.

Are they using makeup or paint? (Your skin is your living so makeup only!)
Are they insured? (If they are serious, they are insured)
DO they have references?

It should be fairly easy for a pretty lady like yourself to find someone wanting a human canvas.

Oh and as far as pay...expect anything from TFP to $5000. It varies alot with the experience and business of the painter.
Best of luck,
Rich

Sep 15 05 10:19 am Link

Model

Reds

Posts: 29

New York, New York, US

Yeah...i definitely want to be photographed also. And thanks for the advice guys...i know nothing about this stuff, so all of your words are appreciated!

Sep 15 05 10:50 am Link

Model

theda

Posts: 21719

New York, New York, US

Danielle from Body of Art is quite good, but I have no idea about her rates and/or availability.  Still, someone you could look into.

Sep 15 05 11:54 am Link

Model

Naomi Jay

Posts: 1436

New York, New York, US

Danielle is one of the best in NYC . Please know it is not an easy process!

Sep 15 05 02:10 pm Link

Photographer

JM Dean

Posts: 8931

Cary, North Carolina, US

Venus wrote:
Just make sure you're not allergic to latex if using latex paint.  You can go into toxic shock.

Liquid Latex hehehehe. Used that once. Note i have no pictures posted of it :hint:
Anyone successfully use this stuff? Would like to see some good results.

Sep 15 05 03:08 pm Link

Makeup Artist

The Body Painter Rich

Posts: 141

Sacramento, California, US

There is a reason I don't use liquid latex. It is tricky sticky stuff, and potential allergies can be life threatening. It's almost impossible to get detail with and even manufacturers I know have a hard time getting decent pics.

That being said, there are some good pics in circulation, but hard to find.

~Rich

Sep 15 05 05:52 pm Link

Model

Mayanlee

Posts: 3560

New City, New York, US

Reds wrote:
I really want some pics of me bodypainted. How do i get into that? Does anyone know anyone who does it in nyc? And will i have to pay millions of dollars?

Here's an example ... I've used liquid latex several times, but I'm not allergic.  It's tough to be precise with it, but if you do something fun a la Jackson Pollock, it can be a hoot.  Make sure you have plenty of ventilation and if you get it on clothing, it ain't coming off.

Liquid Latex shot.

Sep 15 05 05:58 pm Link

Model

Mayanlee

Posts: 3560

New City, New York, US

Mayanlee wrote:

Here's an example ... I've used liquid latex several times, but I'm not allergic.  It's tough to be precise with it, but if you do something fun a la Jackson Pollock, it can be a hoot.  Make sure you have plenty of ventilation and if you get it on clothing, it ain't coming off.

Liquid Latex shot.

OK... I give up... someone want to educate a techno-dinosaur how to link a page or post a pic here...???

Sep 15 05 06:05 pm Link