“Invisible clothing”

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“Invisible clothing”

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Dail Mail on Desiree Palmen’s “invisible clothing” –

In the natural world, the chameleon blends in perfectly with its background. In the urban jungle, Desiree Palmen decided to attempt the same visual deception. And as these pictures show, the effect is amazing. Miss Palmen, a 44-year-old Dutch artist, uses a method that requires a huge amount of effort and attention to detail. She makes cotton suits and paints the camouflage on by hand, painstakingly matching it to the chosen background. Either she or a model then poses in the suit in the chosen place. The scenes are photographed and filmed and then put on display. “People always react strongly when they see my work,” she said. “They have mixed reactions: confusion, surprise and interest.” She added: “Mostly people like the idea of wearing garments that make them invisible.”

Spot the ‘invisible’ men and women in artist’s amazing photographs | the Daily Mail – [via] Link.

6 thoughts on ““Invisible clothing”

  1. tmiv says:

    Cool. I wonder if they hired her to do the one in Be Kind Rewind.

  2. Nice says:

    That looks pretty amazing. I think she could make the model vanish completely if she wanted to but then she’d lose the effect.

    I’m surprised Phil posted it though, there’s no rotting food or vandalism of other people’s property.

  3. Jason White, CSCS says:

    There is a simple technique to do this using a video camera behind the subject and a video projector ON the subject that seems to work well. Not art so much because less effort involved. I would have o call it more of a trick.

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