Emma Fay: Body Painting

We've all seen a bit of body art in our time, but nothing quite like this. Emma Fay uses extraordinary model poses (contorted and squeezed beyond human form) depicting animals by beautifully painting them onto their skin. Contrasting use of white paint provides an adequate canvas in which to show off the detail, colour and imagery seen below.

At first glance the animals are seen in their most recognisable forms, leading the viewer to a small sense of shock once your realise, for instance - the Zebra is in fact a female model on all fours photographhed from above. The attention to detail, time spent and patience required to produce such an astounding effect is something we highly approve of and can't stop staring at.

For more on Emma Fay's work and further images please follow the link to her website here.

And for additional coverage, we suggest you look at the Daily Mail and Telegraph's responses respectively.