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Look: Photographer Throws Layers of Paint at Human Canvas

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Eliot Glazer turning into a living rainbow.

Eric Michael Pearson has photographed a lot of great comedians of late, including David Cross, Wyatt Cenac, Sean Patton and the women of the groups Doppelganger and Cudzoo and the Faggettes. His photographs are incredibly striking and inventive, often involving the use of elaborate backgrounds, like this shot of Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal surrounded by balloons, or some kind of off-beat movement, like in this photo of the Cudzoo girls with glitter raining down on them. But I’ve never quite seen anything like these photos Pearson recently took of comedian/writer Eliot Glazer. Pearson used the adorable Glazer as a human canvas and had an assistant throw paint at him layer by layer until Glazer ended up looking like a living rainbow. Check it out:

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  • Green 1 of 12
    Green
    OMG! I agreed to let someone throw paint at me!
  • Yellow 2 of 12
    Yellow
    Eek!
  • Purple 3 of 12
    Purple
    Okay. It's about to get real.
  • Orange 4 of 12
    Orange
    GIVE IT TO ME
  • Blue 5 of 12
    Blue
    Duck!
  • Morange 6 of 12
    Morange
    Why not?
  • Ray of Sunshine 7 of 12
    Ray of Sunshine
    Love this! A cloak of yellow paint wrapping around Eliot's neck like a scarf.
  • Red Head 8 of 12
    Red Head
    The way Eric captures the motion of the paint in mid-air is incredible.
  • Rainbow 9 of 12
    Rainbow
    Ahhhhhhh!!!
  • Right to the Face! 10 of 12
    Right to the Face!
    Oh God, that's brave.
  • Complete 11 of 12
    Complete
    Like a living Monet!
  • Clear-eyed 12 of 12
    Clear-eyed
    This is so lovely. The colors are amazing, Eliot's face is adorable, and the one clean lens is a total kick.

Photos used with photographer’s permission. Click here to watch behind-the-scenes footage of the shoot.

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