The hand painting is by a talented London-based body painter Annie Ralli. Photographed by Ray Massey, this hand illusion is part of an advertising campaign for Ecclesiastical Insurance, a niche insurance company using the byline “You’re in good hands”.
“Bodypainting is a skill I perfected working with still photographers,” says Annie, who is also a former BBC scenic artist.
“It is meticulous work, but it has to be carried out with speed, partly because the “canvas” walks away at the end of the day and partly because paint is less stable on a living, moving base. The work is fun and the results can be beautiful.”