In a new series of photos, body painting artist and photographer Trina Merry blends nude models into New York City skylines. The artist meticulously paints the models into the environment, through a laborious process taking several hours.
“It’s kind of an uncontrolled process to step outside the studio,” Merry said. “Each painting has a story — from having to endure thunderstorms to cops stopping me.”
“The biggest challenge is as clouds are moving across the sky and the sky changes from gray to blue to white,” she explained.
So far, Merry has taken eight stills of models situated near famous landmarks around the city, including the Brooklyn Bridge and the Guggenheim Museum.