If ever there was a defining moment in a career, for renowned body-painting artist Joanne Gair it came when she painted "that suit" on Demi Moore for the cover of Vanity Fair. From creating painted swimsuits on supermodels for Sports Illustrated or making music videos with Madonna, Gair's career allows us to see the human body as a canvas to be transformed and has worked with some of the world's most celebrated personalities to create unforgettable images. During a career spanning over 20 years, she has worked with Elle McPherson, Gillian Anderson, Heidi Klum, Pamela Anderson, Demi Moore, Madonna, Karen Elson, Alek Wek, Carolyn Murphy, Rachel Hunter, and Molly Sims. Among the star photographers whose work is included in this book are Michel Comte, David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritts, Howard Schatz, and Mark Seliger. Joanne Gair is a fixture of the fashion, advertising and music industries. Her collaborations have resulted in thousands of extraordinary photographs from magazines, record covers, music videos, films, and catwalks. Showcased here are 75 of her most iconic images.
Joanne Gair's interest in body painting was inspired by the facial skin adornment of the indigenous Maori people of her native New Zealand. Now based in New York, she works in the fashion and advertising industries, and has published one previous collection of images, "Paint A'Licious: The Pain Free Way to Achieving Your Naked Ambitions." Heidi Klum is a world-famous fashion model who also acts in film and television and hosts the popular television show "Project Runway."