Laputa! A castle in the sky? Not quite, it’s a single shot picture of a tiny town in Italy. As the photographer of this image states; "The small town where I live (Conco, Asiago plateau, Italy) shrouded in fog, image taken from an altitude of about 1,000 meters a.s.l. -Mount Bertiaga- (5 December 2011)."
"The Land of Fairy Tales" by © Vittorio Poli
RMIT University anatomy teacher Dr Claudia Diaz is bringing her lessons to life with the help of body paint, artistic students and some very brave models.
Zac O’Brien has worn nothing more than a G-string, skullcap and body paint for 18 hours straight. But he is remarkably relaxed.
Mr O’Brien agreed to have his entire body painted by university students. This was no prank, but a rather unusual anatomy class.
Five RMIT students worked from Wednesday afternoon through the night painting the muscles, tendons and bones that would be visible if Mr O’Brien was stripped of his skin.
By mid-morning on Thursday the whites of his exhausted eyes were beginning to match the crimson paint, but the 22-year-old chiropractic student was excited with his new look. ”Between 3am and 6am was a really hard period where not much happened, then after that we had about 50 nursing students in here,” he said.
The project began with stencilling Mr O’Brien’s muscular outline, which took four hours. With an athletic build, he plays football for Essendon’s VFL team and hopes to play for the senior side.
Then the students filled in the outline using smudge-free body paint until he was completely covered, every detail defined.