Using fashion models and color paint as his subjects, photographer Iain Crawford creates high quality art works. Each photograph depicts a single moment in time, when the paint and model collide. When thrown at a model, liquid paint splashes and for a tiny sliver of time, creates sheets of paint that move through the air. These sheets of paint look similar to cloth and appear to clothe the model with color. Powder paints have an entirely different effect, exploding into the air in a puff of color, and is reminiscent of a fur coat or collar. Viscose paints behave differently to other liquid paints, splashing off the model in a web-like arrangement, surrounding the beautiful girl with a temporary, transitory cage of color.
The liquids and powders that Crawford uses in his images add a tactile nature to the photographs, combining the human body with art products to create an alloy of sensuality and creativity. There is a sense of wildness and excess in each photograph displayed in the lavish way that paint is flung into the scene and photographed. This creative method stands in stark contrast to traditional art, in which paint is applied with deliberation and care onto a canvas. Crawford has removed the canvas and brushes from the artistic process, using fashion models as his canvas and photography as his medium.
To see more artistic photographs by Iain Crawford, visit his website.