Liquid Emulsion

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    Is liquid emulsion usable on human skin? Have an idea that I want to try. Thanks, don
     
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    Be careful you can get into trouble for exposing yourself.
     
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    Sure is. Just make sure you're will is typed up ahead of time.
    I think there are other supplements than silver which will benefit your health.
     
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    test it on a friend first, its on there for a while... I have some drops of silver nitrate on my skin from some wet plate work. They're hanging on for a week so far.
     
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    I wasn't thinking of me. Bulges in the wrong places. Don
     
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    A very bad idea.
     
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    Yeah seems like it was. I wanted to do a nude here with the girl blending in to the point of being damned near invisible. Thanks to all for showing me that was not a good idea. Don
     
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    I'm not exactly sure what you're going for, but (if I'm on the right track) you may be able to get the look you're looking for by using body paint on the model. Something like Alexa Meade does (although her finished work is digital).
    meade-alexa-09.jpg
     
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    You're going to try to kill somebody?
     
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    Regardless of the health concerns (and they are real) I don't think your best option is any kind of photographic process.

    First, there is the matter of 'delay.' You'll have to paint the substance onto the model and develop it to see the result. You would be much better served to use black, white or gray makeup.

    Second, if you don't get the application right, you'll have to take the stuff off and do it over. If you use makeup, you can tweak and fix things up until it's right. Then, in the middle of everything, you'll have an on-the-spot inspiration and want to change everything.

    With makeup or paint, what you see is what you get. Not so with emulsion.
     
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    I've used a liquid emulsion on vellum which is pretty much the same as human skin - If you can stretch it out on a frame and pin it in place all the way round, it is less likely to shrink and curl as the emulsion dries.
     
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    What about using a projector instead?
     
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    hi don

    i have had liquid emulsion on m yskin before
    it dried and i exposed it and put my hand through
    the developer and fixer, nothing bad happened to me
    but printing where you are thinking.. this might not work best ..
    it won't kill the person but emulsion, dev + fix on the hands is much different than
    emulsion, dev + fix where you are thinking ...
    you might consider a hybrid thing printing on thin velum ( copy shop ) its not too much $$$
     
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    That is one of my favorite visual effects! :smile:

    The theater where I work is a multi-purpose venue. They present live theater as wall as movies. There are dance programs about a half dozen times per year.

    One of my favorite things was when the dancers wore all white Spandex leotards that completely covered the body from the neck down. A video projector was placed at a high, oblique angle so that it shined on the dancers but was not visible from the audience.

    The way the projected image wraps around the body and seems to move as the dancer moves is very visually interesting.

    It is something that would be worth experimenting with! :smile: