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A sunburn is never a pleasant thing, not for French artist Thomas Mailaender at least. In this publication titled ‘Illustrated People’, Mailaender applied 23 original negatives from the archive of modern conflict’s collection onto the skin of models, before projecting a powerful UV lamp over them.

The result reveals a fleeting picture on the skin’s surface, which he photographed just moments before ​​exposure to daylight caused them to disappear.

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With the inherent performance of Mailaender works, the series of photographs is able to manifest into new heights with the ephemeral and experimental quality being the crux of the whole project.

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