French Artist Uses Uv Rays To "burn" Old Photos On Skin

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Here's an artist who actually put sun burns to good use. Using a powerful UV lamp, he projected 23 original negatives onto models' skins!

On the start of summer 2015, there was this sunburn craze where people were getting temporary tattoos through literally getting sunburnt or going the easy way and spray tan over the skin. It wasn't really our cup of tea though, nor is it very advisable to risk your skin for it. But we found one artist who seems to know exactly how you do it.

ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE - Thomas Mailaender
ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE - Thomas Mailaender

His name is Thomas Mailaender, a French artist for his 128-page hardcover publication, ‘Illustrated People’. Using a powerful UV lamp, he projected 23 original negatives courtesy of Archive of Modern Conflict's collection onto models' skins. It resulted to transient burn prints on the skin, which produced reddened sepia-like effects.

ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE - Thomas Mailaender
ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE - Thomas Mailaender
ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE - Thomas Mailaender
ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE - Thomas Mailaender
ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE - Thomas Mailaender
ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE - Thomas Mailaender

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ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE - Thomas Mailaender
ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE - Thomas Mailaender
ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE - Thomas Mailaender
ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE - Thomas Mailaender
ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE - Thomas Mailaender
ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE - Thomas Mailaender

Mailaender's work is truly a unique display of creativity using unconventional mediums, with the use of the human body as a canvass. See for yourself.

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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