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.
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. Iâd 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 âGold Fingerâ? thingâ¦. 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)
Iâd 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 âNicâ? Nicoletti
Here is his response.........
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
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.