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Naked models are turned into works of art by a painter who spends hours blending their bodies into urban street scenes.

Trina Merry, 33, uses body paint to camouflage the women against graffiti and murals on walls and buildings.

The invisible artwork regularly catches passers-by off guard, who fail to notice the people hiding behind the paint as she painstakingly copies every detail onto the model.

Camouflaged: Artist Trina Merry painstakingly uses body paint to disguise models against graffiti

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Disguised: The artist takes inspiration from the murals and tags around her native San Francisco

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Intricate: It can take Trina up to eight hours to a complete a complex camo painting


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Each of the artist's pieces take up to eight hours to create and can often never be reproduced as graffiti work is constantly removed from streets.

Trina's range of work sees her mask a number of models into portraits, urban tags or abstract pieces.

Trina, from San Francisco, California, said: 'My work started when I was essentially asked to get on stage at a rock concert in my underwear and get body painted - that was my first exposure to body paint.

'And I have been working on them ever since.

'I was working with urban art as a visual artist and wanted to keep making work with my friends when I transitioned to body paint as my medium, so I started doing these camouflage collaborations.

'Inspiration is a little tricky at times - it can be instant or can take a period of time and contemplation to develop a concept.


Behind the scenes: The artist is assisted as she attempts to blend a model into a mural


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Popular: Trina (pictured right) has a line of volunteer models as her reputation in the city grows

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Introduction: The artist first used body paint when she was at a rock concert and was painted on stage


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Concealed: Only the model's feet are instantly noticeable after she is blended into the intricate design

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