Last year (yes I am that slow) I body painted and photographed a piece with a friend in an underwater setting. She wanted a mermaid / Avatar look and this is what we came up with.
The main bodypainting has some CG digital elements added to it. When I was editing the image to remove the blue from the pool’s colors (I did not have a correctional filter on the camera to compensate for the pool changing everything blue.) some of the areas looked like a nebula or space clouds and it inspired me to work it into what you see.
I like how this turned out and so did she. I am not a professional underwater photographer, but I like to play. One day I will have a budget and blow you’re mind. 😉
“Till Death” – A Self Portrait: Our Saturday date night. This was a spontaneous UV black light bodypaint piece. We (Lana Chromium and I) spent a couple of hours bodypainting each other “anatomically enough” to pull off the effect. I adjusted colors a bit to remove some of the black light blue and bumped the contrast to blacken out what skin was visible for the illusion. Her hair was glowing as well, so that helped.
This was a pretty big deal for me. I have been a bodypainter for 20 years, grossly overweight until I was in my 30’s and until now, was terrified at the notion of being the subject of my own art. Until her…
The leg and arms crossing isn’t a hard effect, especially in black light and you plan your pose. Very minor Post production.
You can see the behind the scenes shot in my members area: