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Photographer
Moonlight Photography
Posts: 48
Raleigh, North Carolina, US


Looking for sources of info on how to what type...any info anyone can give.

Greg
Feb 28 06 09:32 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Marcus Jones Glamour
Posts: 54
Houston, Texas, US


Feb 28 06 09:38 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Moonlight Photography
Posts: 48
Raleigh, North Carolina, US


Good examples...appreciate it...I really need instructional info!
Feb 28 06 09:42 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
EL PIC
Posts: 2,835
Austin, Indiana, US


These days Photoshop body paint is the rage.
Real paint is messy, time-consuming, pervy, and error prone.
Virgin girls often will not do ...
Try it on computer before real.
FWIW - I saw great Body paint swimsuits in Rio show  {Watercolor LOL}

E L
Feb 28 06 09:45 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RED Photographic
Posts: 1,458


Do a search on Google, also include face-painting as well.  I came across many U.S. sites with lots of information when I was researching it myself.  Also, you might find local tattooists who may be willing to try their hands at other forms of body decoration.
Feb 28 06 09:50 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Moonlight Photography
Posts: 48
Raleigh, North Carolina, US


E L Fanucchi wrote:
These days Photoshop body paint is the rage.
Real paint is messy, time-consuming, pervy, and error prone.
Virgin girls often will not do ...
Try it on computer before real.
FWIW - I saw great Body paint swimsuits in Rio show  {Watercolor LOL}

E L

OK good idea...know of any tutorials...or are you suggesting I wing it? Might be an adventure!!
G

Feb 28 06 09:52 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
viewsocrul
Posts: 5
Cleveland, Ohio, US


Can I say as a MUA this makes me VERY sad...

You live once!!!  So live *outside* of your computer and wash it off when you're done!
Feb 28 06 10:04 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Naomi
Posts: 257
New York, New York, US


This girl does it all herself- no computer:
www.thebodyofart.com
I worked with her 4 times!
Feb 28 06 10:07 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Nic
Posts: 627
Saint Petersburg, Florida, US


Check this site out http://canvasalive.com This guy is awesome!  (Pashur)

Also check out this link http://www.photo.net/nudes/body-paint for some general info.

I just bought some powder to mix with oil to do some Goldfinger type shoots and am marketing for models to shoot with. The powder is $5.95 a bottle and you mix it with about a 1/2 cup of oil. I sent an email to a photographer whos work I had seen and will paste the correspondence below. His name is Brad Lashua.

I'll send a friend request and send along what I learn as I learn if you want.

Hope this helps. smile Nic



Hello Brad. I am an aspiring Photographer and I ran across your Yahoo group from a site on body painting. I love your work! J

I was wondering if you could give me some insight to that style. I’d really appreciate it a I want to do a series on it.

I have a few questions.

1)       What do you use for the Gold and Silver body pain? Can I ask where you get it?

2)       What do you use to clean it off?

3)       Is there a time limit the models can have it on their skin when fully covered?

4)       The “Gold Fingerâ€? thing…. Is it real? Do you leave a quarter size non painted area on the models back etc?

5)       Can you put another color over the gold or silver like black, blue, red, yellow, etc?

6)       Any other tips you care to share? (lol)


I’d really appreciate your input and will give credit as to where I learned from in the set I am planning on doing.


Thank you in advance and keep up the awesome work!
Michael “Nicâ€? Nicoletti



Here is his response.........

Hi Nic,
I'll be glad to share what I know.
1) I use Mehron metallic powder.
http://www.mehron.com/retail/moreinfo.c … uct_ID=332
I mix the powder in vegetable oil (I normally use Canola oil but other types may work as well).  1 bottle of powder to about 1/2 cup vegetable oil is an approximate place to start.  You can make it a little thicker or thinner depending on your taste.  A half cup will cover an entire body unless you are doing the hair in which case you may need more.  I let the model paint it on with a foam paintbrush.
2)  Because it's a vegetable oil an oil cutting dishwash detergent in the shower works very well for getting the model clean.
3&4)  I think that's a myth with this product.  The models I've worked with have never had any problems.
It's kind of like having metallic suntan oil on their body.  But my shoots have always lasted less than 1
1/2 hours.
5) I've never tried to put another color on top but I think it may be difficult due to the oil base.
6) One big tip is to put down some plastic or something when the model is getting painted for ease of clean up.  Also beware that the model will leave a metallic mark on anything she touches.
You don't have to give me credit but I would like to see a few samples when you're done.
Good luck,
Brad
Feb 28 06 10:21 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Bruce Caines
Posts: 522
New York, New York, US


viewsocrul wrote:
Can I say as a MUA this makes me VERY sad...

You live once!!!  So live *outside* of your computer and wash it off when you're done!

i agree 100%. everything does not have to become an exercise in pixel manipulation. what happened to actual photography?

if you are not quite adept at photoshop--to the point of being at the level of those who do use PS as an intergral image building tool, like michael rosen or jeffrey scott, your first foray into body painting should be with paint on a body. learn what that looks like and how you can play with it. learn how light reacts to different types of paint on skin. learn about how the texture of skin affects the paint. without that understanding, PS is gonna be a longer, steeper learning curve.

paint may be messy, but for goodness sake, making a sandwich can be messy too. are you going to go to a deli every time you want to eat?  there is nothing "pery" about it unless you make it so.  get connected with your subject and paint on them! i would suggest finding a willing subject and hopefully a makeup artist or body paint specialist who isn't too uptight to share their skill. isn't that how you learned about photography--sharing with others who are more experienced?

Feb 28 06 10:33 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Kaizen
Posts: 21
Fremont, California, US


Look at my pictures.  I have some with body painting.  It's a free style of painting.  It was so much fun.  Only using 3 color (black, blue, white), safe for skin (make sure that) and just follow your artistic feeling.
Feb 28 06 10:39 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mikel Featherston
Posts: 11,103
San Diego, California, US


viewsocrul wrote:
Can I say as a MUA this makes me VERY sad...

You live once!!!  So live *outside* of your computer and wash it off when you're done!

I want to see the curves and changes in perspective that a real body would show, damn it. wink

Feb 28 06 03:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Neighborlyfotog
Posts: 17
Surprise, Arizona, US


My local art supply shop carries a cosmetic-grade body paint called "Paint yourself silly with face paint".  It is made by Palmer and is non-toxic and water reducible.  They come in white, black, blue, yellow, red and green as well as six other hues.  I hope this helps.  I think Palmer has other paints you could use in your body painting too.

David
Feb 28 06 07:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
BodyPainter Rich
Posts: 17,866
Sacramento, California, US


First of all, do a forum search for "bodypaint" or "body paint" and you will find many of your questions answered.

These days Photoshop body paint is the rage.
Real paint is messy, time-consuming, pervy, and error prone.
Virgin girls often will not do ...
Try it on computer before real.
FWIW - I saw great Body paint swimsuits in Rio show  {Watercolor LOL}

E L

Photoshop bodypaint is usually way obvious and most I have seen stinks.
Real paint(makeup) is NOT messy when handled by a professional, it IS when handled by an amateur.
Real paint is time-consuming.
However REAL BODYPAINT IS ONLY PERVY IF YOU WORK WITH A PERVY PAINTER Some signs that you might be dealing with a pervy painter would be lots of handprint designs, messy sloppy looking work, bad referrals, and unprofessional pics.

Ask any of the models that I have worked with (linked to my pics) if it was a pervy experience, I have EXCELLENT references and know how to treat a model with respect and dignity. While some girls who are shy about their bodies are a little reluctant (understandably) if you hire a PRO bodypaint artist you will find many willing models among the experienced and the inexperienced.


My local art supply shop carries a cosmetic-grade body paint called "Paint yourself silly with face paint".  It is made by Palmer and is non-toxic and water reducible.  They come in white, black, blue, yellow, red and green as well as six other hues.  I hope this helps.  I think Palmer has other paints you could use in your body painting too.

David

Actually the Palmer stuff REALLY sucks, and you can hardly buy enough to cover a model. Again, do a forum search as this topic has been asked multiple times over the last year.

Hope this helps!

~Rich

(Tell me please...is this pervy?????)

http://www.secondskinimages.com/images/clothes/Julie/Lingerie%20Body%20Shot.jpg

Feb 28 06 07:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
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Posts: 2,602
New York, New York, US


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