was the creative force behind this experimental body paint. The goal was to create a very "painterly" feel reminiscent of Depression Era Public Works Art projects with a little bit of John Henry thrown in for good measure.
We'd been talking about fusing sparks with set elements and a body paint for months. Like so many of these experimental projects the artistic process shapes the final image into something you can never quite imagine from the beginning. I'm still amazed how close to a "painting" Lisa Berczel was able to make this look.
Naturally the photography end threw a few curve balls at us. Shooting outside in chilled temperatures, Michael took to keeping as much clothing on as possible between shots. It wasn't until I noticed a somewhat brighter shade of blue creeping into the shots that we realized his gym pants were showing. "Play it safe. Drop Trou." instantly became our new working motto.
For a glimpse behind the scenes, look here: [link]
Single exposure, 100% through the lens.
Model: Michael Foster
Body Paints: Lisa Berczel of ^Battledress
Special thanks to Lee Berczel for once again operating the spark thrower where no man should ever have to go, and big round of applause for ^wynnesome
and the crew involved in the creation of this shot.
Disclaimer: Okay, you all should know this by now. Seriously, don't try this at home. Or anywhere else.