Can you believe that these body modifications are created without using any digital editing software?
They are the painted works of a Japanese artist known simply as Chooo-san.
We first came across the unusually realistic body art of the 19-year-old Musashino Art University student this past summer and in a matter of months she has completed six new surreal body art pieces that continue to blow our minds.
Equipped with some acrylic paints and raw talent, Chooo-san has once again proven she is a master manipulator.
There’s even a hint of humor in the new works. On a lean torso of a man, she depicts a series of neatly fastened buttons and the same set of buttons appear to be popped open, unable to close shut, on the belly of a heavier set fellow.
And, yet again, the artist incorporates a modest prop (in this case a cord) to heighten the believability of the skin illustrations.
Giles Clement is a contemporary photographer who likes to do things the old-fashioned way, because the Nashville-based creative makes eerily beautiful portraits uses camera equipment made in the 1800s.
“My tintype images are created using equipment made more than 160 years ago,” writes the photographer on his website. “from an era when cameras were made by craftsmen in small shops and lenses were designed using slide rules, experience and feel.
The inherent flaws of these instruments lend themselves perfectly to my view of a beautifully imperfect world.”Clement uses both tintype (a photograph taken as a positive on a thin tin plate) and ambrotype (an early type of photograph made by placing a glass negative against a dark background), two techniques that were popular in the 1850s and the 1860s, and as you can see from the picture below, the end result is both haunting and arresting.
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