Thursday, April 30, 2009

Silver and blue body painting beach shoot

Here's another picture of Nova. I painted a thin wash of silver over his blue/green design. I love the texture in this body paint image.
I also love how reflective the silver bodypaint is. Tell me what you like or don't like.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

silver body painting beach shoot

Nova & I went to the beach on Friday. We shot two different looks. This is the second look which has a thin metallic silver coating over the blue/green body painting that I'll post tomorrow.
The wind and the water was very cold. He was quite the trooper. I'm blessed to have such nice models to work with.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Want to be a body paint model?

If you're in the NYC area and you want to work with me, phone me at 908-725-1213.
My interests primarily focus on shooting models that I have painted as well as nudes. No interest in fashion.
I only use hypoallergenic, FDA compliant make up.
If you're a model, I'll probably be glad to do TFP if I shoot.
To avoid confusion, let me explain a bit how my TFP shoots work. I ONLY shoot on weekdays. You'll use no oils or lotions the day of the shoot and bring ID. Unobtrusive escorts are always welcome. This is a nude shoot. No pasties, g-strings, etc. as they look like crap when you try to paint over them.
We'll do a model release. You'll be painted with FDA compliant water based theatrical makeup. We'll shoot. We'll both sit down at the computer to review the images. Any images that do not meet your approval will be instantly deleted from the card. I will then edit the images and send you a disk of watermarked images by mail in about a week or two.
If there's a theme that you would like to explore in your painting, please let me know and I will consider it as a design possibility.
Allow about 5-6 hours total for the shoot. Wear old clothes that you would not mind to have stained if you are going to go home painted or I have a shower available for your use.
Please let me know if you have any questions about any of this as I want you to be comfortable with the process.

Rainbow Heart Body Painting

This body painting picture is from a photoshoot from 2007 but I think it has a very 1960s feel to it. I'm digging the neon colors.
I've just posted products with this bodypaint image on to my Cafe Press store at

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Universe body paint

Sometimes I have an idea and look for a model. Sometimes a model inspires an idea. Other times, I ask the model what he or she would like to be and I just riff. She wanted to be the universe. There's a sun on her, and planets and spirals. The planets are fragile, soap bubble like things. Happy belated Earth Day!
Oh, if you like this image, you can buy stuff with it on it at my new cafepress shop. The url is

Artist & her work body paint photo

Viviana is an abstract artist. She painted the image that she is posing in front of. I body painted her with motifs from her artwork.
She's part of my artists and their work series.
Call for artists:
I'm always looking for artists interested in participating. If you are an abstract artist who might be interested in being bodypainted, please feel free to contact me.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sarah Banks, contortionist body paint

Today's randomly selected body paint image is of on of my favorite models. I love how warm the lighting is on this image.
Sarah and I share a deep dark secret. We're both fans of "The Worst Witch" with Tim Curry.

Monday, April 20, 2009

glitter tattoo snake body paint

Apologies for the poor quality of the image.
The snake is gone as a glitter tattoo with gold leaf eyes and silver leaf fangs. The red glitter tongue goes into her red glitter thong.
The client is a dancer who needed something that couldn't sweat off.

Friday, April 17, 2009

It's Spring but we've got an Autumn Fairy Body Paint Picture.

I know it's Spring. I can feel it in my sinuses and other places. ;)
The model if Foxxy Squire and she's looking rather demure as an autumn leaf fairy.
I crafted the wings and headpiece out of 'silk flower' leaves, the collar is glued to her. Her bodice / corset/ whatever is body painted as are her panties and stockings. I really like how the patterning came out.
I know you've seen images of this shoot before. It's what happens when I grab images at random. Who knows what we'll have tomorrow.
If there's something you'd like to see, just let me know!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Abstract Body Painting

In this body painting image, I was playing with textures, patterns and colors. I love to play and experiment. "Experiments in Body Painting" sounds like a B-movie.
What I was going for was the idea that her skin was cracking to reveal all these different colors, patterns and textures that were inside of her; that we are all much more colorful within than we appear to be on the surface.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

body painting detail images

I'm trying to post new body painting images daily and insert an element of randomness in the choice of body paint artwork.
Yesterday I finished culling 64 disks of images down to about 450 individual images. It's approximately 50 body paint photo shoots or what I've done in the past 2 years since I got a camera. I have all the images in a folder where they have numbers but not names. I'm picking one at random every day without turning on the thumbnail feature.
Today's body paint image is of Tim. It's a close up to show the detail in his painting. It focuses on his hands protecting the anatomical heart I painted on his chest.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New body painting photo!

I've spent the past several days editing about 2 years worth of body painting photo shoots.
Here's today's image!
Sarah's a contortionist so you never know what position she's going to wind up in. I painted her with cartoony faces that go in all different directions...much like Sarah.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sorry for the unexpected hiatus & body paint ecards!

I've been very busy shooting, editing & putting out fires (thankfully NOT LITERAL fires!).
I've opened a flickr photostream and added ecard capability to it. Currently it just has a couple of photos but that's going to change. Let me know if there's an image or type of image that you'd like to see made 'e-card-able' and I'll try to accomodate. It's a nice ecard program as you don't have to jump thru flaming hoops to open the ecard, it's all in your inbox. You can try it out at
Have Fun!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Festivals and artists

I'll continue to post abut the various and growing events and festivals where artists gather to paint but I must begin to show some of these amazing talents....... oh my where and with who do I start.