We always hear that the daily life of a working model is harder than it looks. He or she has to show up to grueling photo shoots and endure long hours of posing over and over, all in an effort to get just the right look. Considering the fact that the models in this post all have cephalopods (i.e. squids) draped onto (or suction cupped) to their bodies, I can believe they really had a hard day at work. I wonder if it was slimy and cold, and I wonder if it tickled when they moved around.
Tattoos and Tentacles is an ongoing project which has been around for a few years now. Photographer Julian Murray takes the photographs, and artist Lacey Haire takes care of the art direction, retouching and layout.
I saw a picture of Julian shopping for props, and it looked like he was in a regular farmer’s market shopping for seafood. So in all seriousness, I don’t think the octopuses (or is it octopi) were alive during the shoot, but I could be wrong about that. We’ve written a lot of articles about tattoos on Bit Rebels, but I have never seen anything like this before. You can purchase the hardcover book for $50 or any of these prints for $10 on Tattoos and Tentacles. It’s oddly creative, and I like it!
Via: [If It's Hip It's Here]