ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE by Thomas Mailaender

Published by RVB Books (2014)
128 Pages, 22 x 32 cm, Paperback
ISBN: 9791090306325

ILLUSTRATED PEOPLE is the translation into book form of a performance by Thomas Mailaender. He applied to the skin of models 23 original negatives selected from the Archive of Modern Conflict’s collection before projecting a powerful UV lamp over them, thus revealing a fleeting image on the skin’s surface. Maileander then photographed each of his models before the sun made the image disappear. The book comprises the resulting shots combined with a series of photographic documents found in AMC’s collection.