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Body Painting: Masterpieces by Joanne Gair Hardcover – October 17, 2006
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Here is a sampling of the celebs you get inside:
Madonna (In what I am still trying to figure out what that has to do with body painting)
Pamela Anderson (See above)
Molly Sims (In one of the best body painting photos I have seen yet)
and a smattering of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models.
So if you are a person that likes to collect different erotic photos of celebrities then this is the book for you. If you are looking for true artistic body painting there are much better choices out there. "Bodyscapes" by Jean Paul Bourdier is a perfect example. I am very disappointed. There is one photo that was absolutely brilliant that covered both pages, but this was ruined by not being able to flatten the book out to take it all in. I recommend checking out the plate pic in the index to truly see how amazing the shot was.
Bottom line is the book is not a complete waste, but you can do much better. So only get this if you already have all the others.
The works cover a wide range of styles and sensibilities. That cover picture of Demi Moore (a frequent subject) enjoys the amusing irony of being "clothed" in almost nothing at all. A similar sense comes from seeing Victoria's Secret lingerie painted onto Heidi Klum. A series for Sports Illustrated takes their traditional bathing suit pictures to a new level of skimpiness. The model herself dominates, in black-on-black (or 'black-on-black' on black?) photos of Suwana. Then the model disappears again, as in the camouflaged image of Sasha, or the anonymous models dotted with pearls or salt crystals. A few images, toward the end, seem like little more than elaborate makeup - but, where could one really draw the line?
The artworks themselves amuse and sometimes tittilate, but rarely show much real erotic content. The models, though unclothed, hardly seem nude. I have to admire them, too, as much as the artist who adorns them or the photographer who captures them. Creating one of these works takes time, as well as some fairly intimate contact with paintbrushes and other tools. I thank them for putting up with it. The result certainly seems worth it.
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The photos a provocative and enjoyable although the cover is probably the best.Published 11 months ago by Michael Zink
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