Tuesday, 25 November 2008

The beauty and the cemetery

I have to write about a shoot I did a couple of weeks back as it was another one to remember. I was so excited to be working with make-up artist Sandra Bermingham again, who is amazing and also a pleasure to work with. And even after I made her face her fears and climb a fence whilst balancing along the Thames on our last shoot, she was still up for another shoot! Yay! We had planned this shoot for a while, but last minute needed to re-book the model, so I was slightly worried we'd need to reschedule. However luck stroke and Crystal Truehart got in touch after a casting on ModelMayhem, which made us very, very happy. We had the perfect model for the day!

Crystal (next to having the coolest name in the world) had the perfect look, and gorgous portfolio. She is a US model, but was over in Europe for a few weeks to shoot. She had recently been part of the Janice Dickenson Modeling Agency show, which I'm surprised I hadn't watched as I'm addicted to all modeling shows such as Britains Next Top Model, American Next Top Model, Australias Next Top Model, Canadas Next Top Model (you get the idea.....). This was another shoot for my photography project "Losing You" and I wanted to go for something emotive, a bit more fashion and images that would really capture the story of the song. Crystal is one of the genuinely nicest models I've had the pleasure to work with, and she gave 125%, making sure she gave the expression we were going for throughout the song lyrics.

We decided to go with two complete contrasts in styling and make-up. It's really cool how putting together clothes/accessories that three people have brought can work. First setting was all white, innocent and sad, and Crystal looked like an innocent little Maria in her white hood top. And for the second setting we went all dark and angry in an "I'm losing him and I'm angry about it" kind of way. As we shot in a cemetery/park this supported both the innocent and darker vibe, so can't wait to really get into my editing for this shoot! The location was the most fascinating place I've been to in a while, as the walking paths in the park intertwined with the beautiful, gothic gravestones. Not a place I'd like to be on my own in the dark!

I'm losing you I need to tell you now before I go away from you

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1 comment:

Semi Permanent Make Up said...

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