Real-Life Painting



It looks like a painting, right? It's not. Makeup Girl is actually a photograph of a model in bodypaint. Peter Kun Frary, art music professor at the University of Hawaii, spotted this model in a stage display window at a mall:

Recently I walked by the Ala Moana Mac cosmetic store and noticed a crowd of Japanese tourists gawking and snapping pics. Amazingly, a model in full body paint was posing against a set. She was a darn good simulation of a late 19th century oil painting. At first I though she was nekid--wearing only makeup--but she sported a few scrapes of cloth in the right places. Also, she hardly ever blinked...


Link via Urlesque

UPDATE: The photographer has kindly visited us in the comments.

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Andrea the Great,

Actually, Prof Frary has every right to complain about the use of his photograph without permission. It is theft and a breach of international copyright law which DOES apply to the internet.

In view of this, he was actually being very polite in his post and his tone is hardly berating the original poster who SHOULD have asked for permission to use his photo!
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Professor Frary,

People don't need to give you a heads-up to link to your stuff. Unfortunately, that's just how the internet works. As long as they link back to where they found the image, there is no harm and no foul.

And I would feel a lot more sympathy for you if you had simply shot an email with your corrections instead of publicly berating the poster for a couple of simple mistakes.
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This shot must have taken hours to prepare. The hair is a bit of a give away, but it took me several minutes to figure out this was a photo. Well done!
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