Recently I teamed up with makeup artist Chris King and models from Priscilla’s and Vivien’s to spend a week locked away in a dark studio creating or I should say enhancing and capturing beauty. (That was the week with blue skies and unseasonably warm weather ‘apparently’).
Each day started with a fresh model and a clean palate. It’s a tough gig for the girls when they are sat down and stared at like a blank canvas as we look for inspiration and start rattling off ideas, like “I found this cardboard packing the other day’ or “I have a huge roll of plastic wrap”.
We’d start each model with a natural look so we could get a feel for the model and then build with makeup, lighting, props and attitude.
Plenty of good ideas came up, it’s just a matter of sorting out the ones you have props for, the ones you have time for and the ones you think the model will survive.
My favourite was the light painting we did on the last day, it was something I’ve wanted to try on a model for a long time. Each shot was so different, it was hard to narrow it down to a couple to show.
Chris and I aren’t really beasts but everyone has to make a few sacrifices in the name of finding a title for a blog post.