‘Say Cheese’ - How a Forearm of a Girl Turns into a Photographer in Action

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The Dutch tattoo artist Helma van der Weide has managed to create with needle and ink an optical illusion on the forearm of her daughter Lotte van den Acker.

Photo of Helma van der Weide/Tattoo Helma

First of all we would like to thank PetaPixel, that we came across their original article. Otherwise we would have not come across this amazing photo and the idea behind it. Just simple arm movement and it looks as if Lotte snaps a photo : ‘Instant Photography!’

We can imagine that it is not easy to decide for a camera when it comes to get the image engraved forever with color in the own skin; finally Lotte has chosen the Asahi Pentax 35mm SLR. We call it passion!

Which camera would it be for you?

written by vja on 2013-02-12 #art #lifestyle #tattoo #analogue-photography #pentax #lomography #netherlands #petapixel
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  1. superchilango
    superchilango ·

    That's my camera. I love that camera

  2. alburnkat
    alburnkat ·


  3. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    Interesting but could not bring myself to do it.

  4. davecmorrow
    davecmorrow ·

    Wow, what a fantastic tattoo :)

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