Stalking The Wildest Veruschka  

paintmeblue 62M
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6/30/2005 4:53 pm

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Stalking The Wildest Veruschka

The first bodypainted woman I ever saw was the Goldfinger girl. We didn't see all of her of course, whereas now you can see hundreds of gold painted ladies on the internet, from every possible angle.
But it certainly had a profound effect on me - I was only 9 or 10, but had never before thought of the possibility of being completely covered in paint.
I think I've probably thought of a gold woman every day since.
After that there was nothing more to see. But 1973 was an amazing year, I saw Sarah Miles painted black in Lady Caroline Lamb, the beautiful silver women in Gallery magazine, and finally a Playboy spread featuring Veruschka. Definitely, a portion of me had a fantasy world that I could enjoy.

And Veruschka took it to the next level. A year or two later I found an interview in the French Photo magazine, where she described her first self-bodypainting experience. And then I knew, absolutely, there was at least one other person on the planet that just loved the idea of being covered in paint. She created great art with her body, but it was obvious that she also did it because it was arousing.

But even knowing this I always thought it would be a secret passion, that I could never tell anybody or they would have me certified. Although I'd played with facepaints and make-up, even with girlfriends, I didn't paint myself head to toe until I was 24. I loved it

Good bodypaintings were rare in the media, maybe once every 2 or 3 years in Playboy or Penthouse or other magazine. Bo Derek painted white was a standout, and Demi Moore on the cover of Vanity Fair. So I still felt isolated.

Then the internet came. Wow, seeing Shaun of messyfun covering herself in gallons of paint- then a bit later messygirl came along. Man, there are hundreds, probably thousands of people a lot like me! Different varieties, some like to see art, some like to be art, some like to see mess,
some dream of living in paint.
But now we can talk about it, and show samples.

Amazing. Weird, but wonderful.

Phil.


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