Bizarre Illustrations by Adrian Dadich.

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A selection of the creations and characters of the Australian illustrator and concept artist Adrian Dadich.
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See more great Images via Beacon – The illustrations of Adrian Dadich | Ufunk.net.

Body Painted and Bubbled.

oneA model poses for a picture during the World Body painting Festival 2015, held in Poertschach am Woerthersee, Austria, 2015. 
Image Credit: Photograph by Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images
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An acrobat performs during the opening ceremony of the 2015 Pan Am Games held in Toronto, Canada.
Image Credit: Photograph by Felipe Dana/AP.
via World Body painting Festival – Photos of the week – The week in pictures – July 4-10, 2015 – Pictures – CBS News.

Aakash Nihalani’s Neon Shapes pierce Human Torsos in Brooklyn.

AakashNihalani1In some of his more recent work, New York-based artist Aakash Nihalani has moved away from his previously admired interior and landscape tape illusions and has turned towards human subjects as his newest canvas.
In his series, Landline, Nihalani cleverly pierces human torsos throughout Brooklyn with three-dimensional isometric rectangles and squares made out of neon tape.
His subjects simply stand in front of the camera in white t-shirts while the bright orange, green, blue, or hot pink zig-zags and bars go right through their bodies. The artist’s keen eye for perspective is evident once again in the optical illusions, which are produced with tape, paper, corrugated plastic, and magnets.
To top off the perfectly aligned illusions, the artist has his the performative art documented in front of interesting backgrounds including brightly painted walls, graffiti art, and rooftop exit doors.
Nihalani says, “I selectively place [my] graphics around New York to highlight the unexpected contours and elegant geometry of the city itself.”
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AakashNihalani4View more shapes via Aakash Nihalani’s Neon Shapes Pierce Human Torsos in Brooklyn – My Modern Met.

Anatomical Illustrations by Travis Bedel.

collage-1Mixed media artist Travis Bedel creates stunning collages that merge anatomical imagery with illustrations from science guides and textbooks.
You can see much more of his work over on Tumblr, and he has prints for sale on Society6 and Etsy.
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See more images via anatomy | Colossal.

Body Art by Chooo-san, Japan.

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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.
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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.
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See more Images via New Non-Photoshopped Body Art by Chooo-san – My Modern Met.

“A Show of Hands” by Tim Booth.

by Emily Sakzewsk
What do your hands say about you?
UK photographer Tim Booth believes the hands tell a more honest story about what a person has been through than faces.In an extensive photographic study, Booth has turned images of people’s hands into an alternative form of portraiture.
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Photo: Deborah Bull has danced before presidents, kings and queens, and on many occasions has had roles created especially for her. (Supplied: Tim Booth Photography)
“When you look at just the hands, your mind is free from pre-conceptions and is able to imagine the whole life of the person, their completeness, rather than just the aesthetic of a face,” he told the ABC.
He has had the pleasure of working with some of the world’s most well-known people, including England’s former rugby union player Jonny Wilkinson and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason.
But Booth is also intrigued by the not as well-known, everyday people with a lifetime of experience in their trade.
Tom Kennedy: Baker Photo: Tom Kennedy, a baker for nearly half a century, had never taken a day off in 49 years. He lost the end of his finger in a bicycle accident when he was twelve. (Supplied: Tim Booth Photography) Frank Suarez: Mechanic Photo: Frank Suarez’s hands are extensions to the tools of his trade as a mechanic. He says they’re so ingrained with oil it takes him a week to get them completely clean. (Supplied: Tim Booth Photography)
Since then, Booth has chosen his subjects based on their profession. He chooses people whose hands are intricately involved in the world they produce.“There were also just some people who I really wanted to photograph because of what they had managed to achieve in their lifetime, such as Sir Ranulph Fiennes the explorer who’s exploits are more or less legendary,” he said. Jonny Wilkinson: Former rugby player Photo: Jonny Wilkinson’s now famous pre-kick hands clasped gesture, developed over the years, helps him go to a place where he can drown out the mayhem and clear his mind. (Supplied: Tim Booth Photography) Nick Mason: Drummer Photo: In 1962 Nick Mason made some new friends at Poly: four years later they became Pink Floyd. He has drummed for somewhere between 15-20,000 hours. (Supplied: Tim Booth Photography.)
Read on further via A Show of Hands: Photographer Tim Booth captures raw and honest side through hand portraits – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)