Poetry in motion: the nude body as canvas

They that have ever witnessed a live performance of Crazy Horse Paris know much of the sensual yet artistic effect a projection can make when it beams across a naked body. Pablo Zapiola and Mark Sink take it one step further with their shoot Floto Cuando Vivo, not just projecting colours or patterns but also words.

This unique presentation of poetry breathes life not just into the meaning of Angie Aulet’s poem (Floto Cuando Vivo, translating roughly to “I float when I live”) but to the individual words that comprise it. Taryn Andreatta brings to the shoot her unique ability to turn her body into a mutable canvas, to produce shapes rather than mere poses; as much a dancer as a model.

Nude body as canvas projections

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Floto Cuando Vivo by Pablo Zapiola & Mark Sink (NSFW)
Floto Cuando Vivo by Pablo Zapiola & Mark Sink (NSFW)
Floto Cuando Vivo by Pablo Zapiola & Mark Sink (NSFW)
Floto Cuando Vivo by Pablo Zapiola & Mark Sink (NSFW)
Floto Cuando Vivo by Pablo Zapiola & Mark Sink (NSFW)
Floto Cuando Vivo by Pablo Zapiola & Mark Sink (NSFW)
Floto Cuando Vivo by Pablo Zapiola & Mark Sink (NSFW)
Floto Cuando Vivo by Pablo Zapiola & Mark Sink (NSFW)
Floto Cuando Vivo by Pablo Zapiola & Mark Sink (NSFW)
Floto Cuando Vivo by Pablo Zapiola & Mark Sink (NSFW)
Floto Cuando Vivo by Pablo Zapiola & Mark Sink (NSFW)
Floto Cuando Vivo by Pablo Zapiola & Mark Sink (NSFW)
Floto Cuando Vivo by Pablo Zapiola & Mark Sink (NSFW)
Floto Cuando Vivo by Pablo Zapiola & Mark Sink (NSFW)

Proving that there’s plenty of creative space left to envisage something stylish in the absence of clothing, Zapiola’s projections (pablogimenezzapiola.com) and Sink’s photography make for brilliant viewing.

You can view the full shoot starring Taryn Andreatta by clicking on the thumbnails and browsing the gallery.

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