The idea to shoot macro video with skin, according to the folds of which flowing paint, came to my mind in 2014. One day, I just looked at my hands dirty with paint and I liked the way the colors blended and filled the folds on my skin. In one night I shot few footage and added them to my video "Warm-Up".
After 3 years, I decided to develop this idea and shoot a video in which the paint will spread not only on the hands, but also on other parts of the body. The variety of skin patterns under the macro lens is reminiscent of satellite imagery, in which the folds look like a riverbed along which a multicolored river flows. Mostly fingers and palms appear in this video. I also applied paint to lips and nipples. The way the paint drips off the top of the nipple and spreads over the aureole reminded me of a volcanic eruption, especially with fluorescent orange paint. The biggest technical challenge was to minimize the shaking effect, because it is impossible for a person to be completely motionless like a statue and not breathe for several minutes. For these reasons, a lot of shots were taken. The final video includes no more than 8 percent of all footage I have filmed. For example, most of the video with lips was removed, only 3 frames were included in the final video, and these video sessions were the most uncomfortable for the model, because the paint flawed into the mouth. The process took 7 shooting sessions with the model. With every shoot, I came up with new ideas and technical adjustments.