Bondi Rescue- Art Imitates Life With Bodypaint
World renowned Australian bodyartist and up and coming photo journalist, Eva Rinaldi, returned to her old news media stopping ground, Bondi Beach today, and we think was responsible for once again raising the temperatures of guys and gals.
On previous occasions whenever Ms Rinaldi visited Bondi Beach either a bodypainted look-a-like of Oprah Winfrey or 'Rebel Avatar's' would appear.
Well, today was a bit of mystery. There were a number of reported sightings of an artist matching Ms Rinadi's ID, friend - TV presenter Joy Hhuby and photographer Marek Jezierski.
Before you could say "Let's Paint Oprah" a couple of bodypaited Aussie stunners appeared out of the middle of nowhere, between the flags on the north end. The brunette lying on her back, appearing to be exhausted, but showing an inkling of a smile, and just a touch of pink, with much of her eco friendly bodypaint having been washed away. The blonde bombshell frantically pumping (her heart) and pounding on her chest, attempting to give the kiss of life, right between the lips. A concerned onlooker shouted "we better get help" and rushed over to the scene pulling out his mobile and looking to dial 000. A few more minutes and the victim had fully recovered. Then a light applause, and many a tourist, mainly red blooded males, asked if they would be ok to get a photo, and the rescuer and rescue-ee both obliged, seamlessly making a miraculous recovery.
One beach goer couldn't resist and asked the models their names and we understand them to now be identified as Calais Rauchle and Tess Evans.
So, an emergency, elaborate stunt or life imitating art? For the record no Bondi Rescue lifeguards or Network Ten press types were present, so we suspect it may have been another 'Human Statue' creation.
It was 28% at Bondi Beach, Sydney today, but the buzz is Ms Rinaldi's antics raised the bar o meter at least another 10%. Bondi Beach continues to play a game of "can you top that", and the bodypainting queen of down under looks to be giving all and sundry a bit of a run for their money. We rate the performance (if that is what it was) as a Perfect 10. Yeah, Brooke Shields and Andy Warhol would have been proud.
Body art is a powerful way to advertise products and services, using creativity that makes you look twice and really sends out a huge statement!
PRODUCT LAUNCHES, FASHION PARADES & EVENTS
- Clothing painted on bodies and decore
- Bodies as imagery and logos depicting products and services
- Decorated bodies holding products or catering food
- Illusion based camouflage body art used to blend people into backgrounds or appear as objects
- As an animated sequence moving over body
Body art can be used in many forms for events and product launches to gain media attention and create a unique and eye-catching piece of art for guests to talk about.
- Celebrities and Models painted with logos or designs depicting the products or service launched
- Dancers and Models painted to the theme of a launch or event (e.g. Jungle, Circus,60's 70's or 80s, Festival, Cabaret, Latin,.)
- Dancers and Models as Statues on podiums or plinths
- Live body art experience Demonstration: watch as a body is transformed before your eyes
- Waitresses and bar staff body painted when serving guests
- Camouflage body art where the bodies are blended into backgrounds and then appear or are painted as a logo or objects (This can be used in multiple bodies forming an image or themed design)
Body art can be used in fashion shows to accentuate designs in the form of:
- Accessories painted onto bodies as ornate and colourful tattoos and body jewellery
- Stockings painted on where the toes are seen, to create a unique illusion
- Designers logos can be painted and incorporated into designs
- Clothing painted as part of an outfit
- Celebrities painted in designs depicting the designer’s range as a show-stopper
- Ornamental statues as part of the set design