Interview of Mike Shane (body painter) & Biggi (model)
Question : 1. A few words about the country, town or village where you live; do you have children? what kind of studies have you done or your profession? What is your artistic background?
Mike My name is Mike Shane. I
was born in 1970 in Luxembourg. I started painting and drawing in my
early childhood and visited my first art school at the age of 16 at
|Body Painting Festival Seeboden - 2003|
Question : 2 What are your professional activities? Make-up? Training classes? Other?
Mike Ever since Ive been freelancing
as an artist. Having had several long time-breaks" working
as a receptionist in a 4 star -city- hotel.
Question 3. how have you discovered body painting? Describe the circumstances. How did you start doing body painting your self? Have you done a lot or a few?Have you participed in events, competition? Which ones?
|Mike Shane & his model. Theme: Monza.|
A few months later SAM and I created www.body painting.at and began to
promote our new business.
The only festival I participated in until now is the World Body
painting Award" in Seeboden.
Question 4. What do you like most in bodypainting? What do you find most difficult? What products do you use (paints and accessories for special effects)? What is your inspiration? How do you find ideas for new body paintings?
Mike Every time I have a new body
painting to do, I basically have NO idea what I will paint.
Basically I use Kryolan, but I also use Fardel and Eulenspiegel. I mix them all!
For the moment inspirations for new body painting-ideas, come from brainstorming
with my friend
Question 5. Do you have always the same model or so you have several models? How did you meet them? Describe your relationship with the model during the work. Do you work home, in a studio? Do you work sometimes outside, in the open? Have you been painted yourself? What was the feeling? Did you enjoy the experience?
If however I work outside
nature or any other outdoor location,
I also try to keep everything as comfortable as possible for the crew.
(NOT very easy!)
|Mike Shane & Biggi|
Question 6. (question to the model) How do you feel when you are painted? Confortable,uneasy, clothed, naked? Was it difficult the first time or not? Do you give suggestions or opinions while you are being painted, or you don't say anything about the work while your father paints? Which body painting has left you with the best memories? Where was it and why?
Biggi My name is biggi. I was born
and raised in Vienna and I love living in this nice and culturally interesting
Basically, I have nice memories and stories to tell about every painting
I participated in. Because of the changing location, the changing topic
and the changing clients every body painting session is different.
Question 7 How do you feel during and after a body painting?
Biggi After the painting, and after
the shower I feel REALLY clean!
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