Artist Sunburns Photographs Onto His Models
Thomas Mailaender uses UV rays to develop portraits on his subjects' skin
The human body has long been one of the most popular canvases for artists. Whether it’s by way of cultural tradition or as a mode of self-expression, we draw on the body just as much as we admire it for its beauty. French artist Thomas Mailaender develops this into a painful artistic statement by using UV rays to develop photographs onto his models’ bare skin. The sunburned photographs serve as a stark reminder of humankind’s vulnerability.