Using Intricate Light Patterns to Contour and Accentuate Nudes Models (NSFW)

Using Intricate Light Patterns to Contour and Accentuate Nudes Models (NSFW)

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Paris-based French Photographer Dani Olivier has spent eight years refining a process for creating incredibly mesmerizing images by projecting intricate patterns of light onto nude models. Using an all-in-camera approach, Olivier's nude photography process consists of placing his subjects in front of a black background while projecting intricate patterns of light onto them. Selecting models who are dancers or women that have a rhythmic and hypnotic sense to their movements, Oilvier tailors each light pattern to suit each woman's unique silhouette. He does all of this without adding any form of enhancing accessories, other than the most minimal of make-up, and his final images are not altered or touched up in any way. 

This is a technique that I've been dying to play with for the last three years, and having seen Olivier's vision actualized, I'm even more convinced that the use of projectors in photography is full of potential. I know that I'm going to catch hell from my fellow editors for loading this post up with so many grabs (10 images and 10 Instagram video clips alternated) but I simply could not choose which of these to cut. So, please scroll through and enjoy.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BBV3LJblGbX/

#daniolivier #mapping #slowmotion #picasso #manray #lucienclergues #lightart #lightinstallation #paris #parisienne

A post shared by Dani Olivier (@daniolivier_art) on Apr 7, 2016 at 2:54pm PDT

Femme scannée

A post shared by Dani Olivier (@daniolivier_art) on Jan 13, 2016 at 2:20pm PST

#projection #surrealism #lightpainting #artnude #nudedance #nuabstrait #nudevideo

A post shared by Dani Olivier (@daniolivier_art) on Jan 16, 2016 at 6:17am PST

#manray #longexposure #slowmotion #lightshow #mapping

A post shared by Dani Olivier (@daniolivier_art) on Mar 29, 2016 at 5:05pm PDT

Experiment 339-1 #lightpainter #lightpainting #contemporaryart #light #pregnant #manray #lucienclergues

A post shared by Dani Olivier (@daniolivier_art) on Feb 26, 2016 at 5:12am PST

https://www.instagram.com/p/BAmtQbFFGTB/

A post shared by Dani Olivier (@daniolivier_art) on Jan 23, 2016 at 11:19am PST

#lignism #surrealism #daniolivier #rainbow #manray #fineartphotography #fineartvideo

A post shared by Dani Olivier (@daniolivier_art) on Feb 19, 2016 at 11:00am PST

Copyright 2016 | All Images by Dani Olivier and used with permission. | daniolivier.com

Keep up with Olivier's work by following him on Facebook and Instagram.

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6 Comments

Jean Claude's picture

Remarkable work! Thanks for posting!

Look for this guy in the next Bond film credit sequence. Nice work.

Agreed with Chris Z, this guy has that to a science. Amazing work!

Michael Cunningham's picture

Stunningly beautiful! I could see a client asking for something like this when they are a little shy about the nudity but would still like a gorgeous, mysterious and sexy piece of wall art.

Jon Wolding's picture

Looks like he's using at least two projectors.
And I'd be willing to bet that they're laser projectors.

I love this. Where science and art meet... this is my jam.

Beautiful, mesmerising and outstanding. Thank you