Human camouflages

13 Dec






emma_hack_carnation_mandalaEmma Hack’s photographic prints will blow your mind! Seriously! Using human bodies as a canvas and skillful hands, Emma manages to create incredible optical illusions.

Using her unprecedented talent, Hack crafts with patience beautiful hand painted designs which melt her subjects with the background. Incorporating multiple mediums, styles, Photoshop layering and transparency techniques to produce work that is distinctly unique, the Adelaide-based artist offers a splendid result.

After spending hours painting the model by hand, ensuring the lighting is right to minimize shadows and setting up the scene so that the design integrates seamlessly from body to background, she photographs it. It is a labour-intensive process that can take 8 to 15 hours, but the results worth it!

Well, the truth is that Emma is a complete artist and it’s hard to categorize her! She is a she is a skin illustrator, photographer, makeup artist and designer combined.

Like Broadhurst, Hack expresses her creativity through multiple mediums and platforms. She worked with ceramicists Gus Clutterbuck and Andrew Stock to create decorative porcelain busts, and recently  her work was featured in the popular film clip of Australian musician Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (with Kimbra).

And, if you are one of the more than 350 million people who have viewed the video, you probably know what I’m talking about!

More details about Emma Hack’s work can be found at


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