I wanted to express the idea of making what is physically inside the model superficially outside. I went about creating my image by using my models (vicims) as canvases.
The process of painting them took longer than expected (note-to-self: when painting friends have them arrive hours early). Being teenagers and unemployed we decided not to spring for body paint and used my acrylic paint...bad idea we discovered later...I began with covering them with a base coat of white paint. Atop that I went in and drew on the bones with a thick liquid eyeliner pen.The shading and filling was powered eye shadow from the drugstore. Cheap, easy, and effective.
So...after the 2 1/2 hour paint job we started shooting. I hung an ironed white sheet over my garage door to use as a back drop and set up my tripod.