Blog #159 5/26/16
There may be no more collaborative kind of photography than what is required for beauty and fashion. Since any image is only as good as it’s weakest element, any single imperfection will stand out negatively and degrade the image. Even with a spectacular model, a perfect beauty image will not happen without a team of exceptional talents creating in collaboration. I wrote something similar about this concept in Blog #151, April 12, 2016, “COLLABORATION: Sometimes it takes a village.” For quite a while now I have been working on a project I’ve called “BEAUTY/BODY.” With gifted make-up artists, hair stylists, fashion stylists, great models and at times, a set designer, we spend the first half of the day collaborating to conceive and generate unique and sometimes futuristic beauty images.
In the morning, we made “beauty” images. The work we did at one of these shoots, with the French model Ludmilla Perignon, yielded a number of images that I’ll share here. In the afternoon we use the model’s body as a “canvas” of sorts to create something else.
When making beauty images it is common to explore various lighting and treatments.
In the afternoon, we used newspaper to build the backdrop and “dress” the model to match.
A final touch-up by our make-up artist Kyle Harder. Our assistant, Bart Babinski, on the right, is holding a “grey card” which will be referenced for perfect color correction in post.
Makeup: Kyle Harder http://www.kylehardermakeup.com
Hair Anja Grassegger: http://www.anjamoss.com
Set: Deborah Freedman: http://www.deborahfreedman.com
Model: Ludmilla Perignon: http://www.soulartistmanagement.com
For a day’s work, I felt the results were….well, that’s for you to decide.
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