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Ruby: Stop-Motion Face-Painting by Emma Allen

Ruby is an animated self-portrait by British artist Emma Allen. It explores the idea of rebirth and illustrates the transfer of energy from one incarnation to another.

Allen painted this stop frame animation on herself over five 17-hour days, using face paints, a mirror and a camera. At the end of it all she had more than 750 photographs. Combined with a contemplative ambient soundscape by Alex Try, the results are exquisite.

Emma Allen

Story & Performance – Emma Allen
Photography & Makeup – Emma Allen
Post Production – Alex Try, Phil Varnier
Sound – Alex Try

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Via The Guardian


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