Artist: 'I Use My Skin as a Canvas'

A blush, at once ephemeral and timeless, is what led Ariana Page Russell to start photographing her skin. Her skin disorder, dermatographia, is what turned photographing her skin into an artistic obsession. "People have said, you know, for me, skin turns into a canvas. I use my skin as a canvas," Russell said. Dermatographia, which literally means "writing on the skin," is a disorder that produces hivelike welts on the skin when scratched. Russell, 29, always blushed easily while growing up,...Full Story
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