Invisible ‘Spies’ Hidden in Plain Sight by Carolyn Roper

mhyser September 19, 2012 3

British body artist Carolyn Roper has teamed up with one of the UK’s leading TV Channels, Really, to produce a program called “Spies” using the art form of urban camouflage. The campaign is to create awareness about the premiere of the new CIA drama ‘Covert Affairs’ which starts September 19th. , together with one of the channels produced a small idea, timed to release new season of secret agents “Covert communication.” Carolyn ran a model in London’s street environment, camouflaging them under ambient environment so that they become invisible. Roper uses beautiful female models and blends them into iconic London backdrops like a black taxi, a London red bus and market stall. The video below features the ‘spy’ seated on the bus and seems to be invisible to the other passengers until she jumps out of the background startling the passengers. A very unique and creative display of her incredible work. Roper has won the World Title for Body Painting numerous times and is consider one of the best in the business.

Below are other great works by Carolyn. You can see why she was the World Champion more then once!

Photos: © Tim Anderson and Adam Sorenson


  1. Augis September 20, 2012 at 2:22 am - Reply

    The very first picture (vegetables store) is most impressive!
    I didn’t even understand at once why that woman is so surprised/scared..

  2. Dan September 20, 2012 at 8:50 am - Reply

    That is pretty cool. I would probably shit myself if I was picking vegetables and some arm reached out to grab at me. Very clever.

    With that said, I would love to see some pictures of how people react to this … art?

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