With his striking tattoos covering just about every inch of his body, Rick Genest aka "Rico The Zombie" has become a popular figure amongst the modeling and advertising world. Years ago, Genest was diagnosed with a brain tumor and wasn't given much time to live. The terminally ill young man discovered comfort in the streets, living day-to-day on rooftops and underneath bridges. Since then, Rick has triumphed over his illness and transformed himself into a living, breathing work of art. Captured by German-photographer Nadine Elfenbein for The Avant/Garde Diaries, check out this fascinating clip which provides personal insight into the life of "Rico The Zombie". [InkButter]

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