So you think this is possibly the most beautiful chameleon you have ever seen. Except it isn’t. Look hard and discover for yourself the amazing illusion of some serious body painting that Johannes Stötter, an Italian bodypaint artist, wants you to believe.
So Austria just hosted the 16th World Bodypainting Festival with a huge turnout of over 29,000 curious onlookers as well as participants from 45 countries. Naturally, a number of enthusiasts creatively re-interpreted the theme ‘Planet Food’ as ‘Really, WTF?’. Here is indisputable evidence.
Milan-based photographer and body painter Guido Daniele is a mad genius. It helps that he etches out highly detailed textures that make his pictures drip with hyperrealism. Exceedingly jawdropping is the rather extensive photography collection he has amassed of animals painted on hands: komodo dragons, leopard murays, bald eagles and more.
The human body is a literal canvas for Gesine Marwedel. The 24 year-old German artist paints her subjects as an animal or with detailed, jaw-dropping sceneries that look mega fantastic under black light.