Upside dwon
Upside dwon
A model is turned over


Photographers

Amit Bar

7002 HG Doetinchem - Netherlands
Gelderland

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For many years I am searching in my artistic work the relation between painting and photography. At first I did it by creating photo-collages.
Since 1995 I do it by making body-paintings, as expression of my love to these two forms of art.

My body-paintings are made on a manner which is seldom done. The painting is
no imitation of clothes or a prolonged background. By matching colours and
forms in my imagination, the body gets an extra dimension.

The models have a great share in the success of the art-work. While painting they should stand unmoveable and patient, even when it takes any hours.
After completing the painting, they should bring all their energy in posing full elegancy and charm.

The painting itself is already an artistic expression which should succeed right away, because there is no place for experiments and faults. But, if the painting is not taken on the photo, then is nothing left of all the effort after some hours. Therefore it is the task of the photo to revive the extra dimension, which the paint gave to the bare body. Sometimes I ask the models to dance while posing, in order to create more dynamic in the photos.

Most of the photos were made, because of the climatologically circumstances in the Netherlands, in the studio. If the weather allows it, I am happy to use the nature as a reference. This had been done also with paintings which were made in Israel and France.
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