Artist Sunburns Photographs Onto His Models

Artist Sunburns Photographs Onto His Models

Thomas Mailaender uses UV rays to develop portraits on his subjects' skin

Conner Dial, Fashion Editor
  • 8 december 2016

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. 

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