Models and chocolate..some help please?!

Models and chocolate..some help please?!

27 posts
26 Aug 2013
OldMaster
Photographer
OldMaster
We often see models covered in chocolate and this was also shown on "Next Top Model"..I have made some searches but if any of you have had success with this type of shoot could you advise me as to the type of chocolate used and how it is prepared?

I am sure there are many methods but it looks smooth and syrupy..is it mixed from powder and milk or just bought as a syrup..and kept warm..??

Any help and advice appreciated!!


Posted 26 Aug 2013
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Hershey's chocolate syrup? It's American but you can order a 1L tub of it from amazon for about £5/6 IIRC. It's very dark though, almost like black engine oil.

Posted 26 Aug 2013
Henry_Artist
Photographer
Henry_Artist
Do a search on eBay for "Chocolate Body Paint". cheeky
Posted 26 Aug 2013
OldMaster
Photographer
OldMaster
Thanks guys. ...both good suggestions! I will check these out...

Posted 26 Aug 2013
Green and Blacks melted! Got a bit sticky though!
Posted 26 Aug 2013
NTN_Photography
Photographer
NTN_Photogra..
How about the chocolate sauces you can buy from Sainsbury's and the like, used to spread on icecream etc?
I am sure a search on google will help, plus other site might have information that specialise in food/drink etc.

Posted 26 Aug 2013
LadylikeMedia
Photographer
LadylikeMedi..
melt chocolate and mix oil in to keep it runny.

Posted 26 Aug 2013
paulford
Photographer
paulford
If it only needs to look like chocolate how about gravy mix, right colour and can be made as thick or runny as needed.


Posted 26 Aug 2013
OldMaster
Photographer
OldMaster
There are some imaginative replies. ..and all would work I guess. Not so sure about the gravy because I imagine one of the perks for the model is a yummy treat!!! I found the Hersheys syrup/source at half the price of Amazon. ..around £3.50ish for 650gms. Ten of these then for 6.5kg!! Should be enough I think particularly if thinned slightly!

Posted 26 Aug 2013
OldMaster
Photographer
OldMaster
Actually...now I've bothered to check. .. £3.95 fir 680gms....!

Posted 26 Aug 2013
clearview_photography
Photographer
clearview_ph..
Just make sure you don't get a flake surprise
Posted 26 Aug 2013
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
paulford
If it only needs to look like chocolate how about gravy mix, right colour and can be made as thick or runny as needed.
Sorry but that would make me puke, let alone the model.
Posted 26 Aug 2013
redbaron
Photographer
redbaron
I've never tried it so just adding to the guesses but I'm sure I did read an article by a photographer doing this and he was using the stuff you get for those chocolate fountain things as it melts at a reasonably safe temperature.

Posted 26 Aug 2013
JeromeRazoir
Photographer
JeromeRazoir
Just for the sake of interest. The melting point of chocolate is 37 degrees Celsius.
Normal body temperature is 36.8 degrees Celsius to 37.4 degrees Celsius.

Coincidence? I don't think so!

Find a model with the flu.

Posted 27 Aug 2013
carshaltonkev
Photographer
carshaltonke..
There's nothing wrong with using old engine oil, unless it has turned to black sludge. It helps if you do your own oil changes.

At the end of the shoot Swarfega is excellent stuff for cleaning it up.

Posted 27 Aug 2013
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