“Illustrated People” is the translation into book form of a performance by Thomas Mailaender. He applied to the skin of models 23 original negatives selected from the Archive of Modern Conflict’s collection before projecting a powerful UV lamp over them, thus revealing a fleeting image on the skin’s surface. Maileander then photographed each of his models before the sun made the image disappear. The book comprises the resulting shots combined with a series of photographic documents found in AMC’s collection.
“Another one is wit, charm, and artfulness of Photography feature – Thomas Mailaender, made in collaboration with the Archive of Modern Conflict and RVB Books, where he applied powerful UV red lamp to the human skin and developed negatives on it.” – Manik Katyal
Thomas Mailaender’s ‘Illustrated People’ was selected as one of the ‘Most Interesting Photobook of 2014‘ by Manik Katyal.