Tag Archives: Make up Artist

Balcony Beauty….

5 May

Taken at Komune Resort just prior to a local fashion event.

Make Up by the fabulous Skye from Transformed Make Up

Balcony Beauty

Balcony Beauty

Total Beauty………

18 Sep

Beauty is one of those words that is bandied around fairly loosely these days and yes the old saying is “that beauty is in the eye of the beholder” however Toatal Beauty is easily recognised as a person who radiants an aura from within. This coupled with great gene mix gives us the person who not only looks great but makes you smile just talking with them.

Model Tess is one of these rare creatures, always smiling and laughing, she is still young but possesses a wonderful sense of humour and fun, is well grounded and has an incredible work ethic. Of course she is also incredibly beautiful.

Marry these features with a beautiful location, gorgeous gowns, hair and make up ,a great team and you end up with a shoot to remember.

Truly Total Beauty…………

Make Up Beauty………

20 Jul

I was asked to do a quick shoot of model Dani after local make up guru Kylie, who only uses natural mineral products, had finished a quick make up lesson.

We went to the back of the house and shot Dani between two home made reflectors, a old projector screen as a backdrop and bouncing a speedlight off the verandah roof.

A few levels adjustments and some smoothing as is required for this genre and this was the result…………

 

Simply Gorgeous…..

10 Jul

Shooting for fashion magazines of either the print or electronic versions is a funny exprience.

On one hand, the images need to be sharp, well lit and topical.

On the other, they are yesterdays news within hours and therefore the temptation is to rush through the shoot and process the images pronto.

Sometimes you get lucky and the model, stylist, in fact the whole cast are on the same page. Regardless of the short life of the images, lets take the time to get the right shot, display the garments to their best,  exhibit the artistic ability of the make up professional and show the model at her most beautiful, the result….simply gorgeous !!

Behind the scenes…a new frontier !

14 Jun

Behind the scenes images or video is now sometimes more awaited than the actual shoot.

At fashion shows, I have had designers say “come back stage, I really want some candid black and whites” this is kinda strange considering they put so much effort into displaying the colour and vibrance of their garments.

Clients also enjoy some bts imagery from their shoots and recently instead of my wife taking on this role the awesome make up artist, Keeora stepped in.

Now we were in a dark studio and low light photography can be a challenge at best, so some of the images are best described as “arty”, but others have worked well and I got a kick out of looking at them.

Photography by Keeora Stephenson, Brilliant MUA/Stylist and budding photographer.

 

more lounging…….chaise that is………..

12 Jun

Another one from a studio shoot…………..

Studio Fitness……..

12 Jun

I have been in a gym….actually last century (really) I was a bit of a gym junkie.

No more, but when I was asked to do a few shots of  fitness model I was worried.

Did she just want the normal sweaty machine seated shots ?………

No! was the answer, “I want to show just some muscle definition in a dark edgy lit studio”.

I can do that, and the results were just what she wanted….

……the behind the scenes taken by the MUA were fun too.

The amazing artists…………

3 Jun

Make up artists are the least thanked and understood component of the fashion industry.

The designers have their name up in lights, the photographers get rave reviews ( the good ones anyway) but the poor make artists are generally left with a table of half used product and a sore back.

The canvas they work on can be oily, bumpy and sometimes even scaley.

The canvas moves, it gets grumpy, it takes phone calls during the painting and can occasionally sneeze on you, nice!

Despite all this, these incredibly talented artists continue to smile, work in tight rooms with poor lighting, have photographers dazzle them with flashes (sorry) and turn out the most stunning mobile art.

Make Up Beauty………..

19 Apr

Make up artists make us look good……No!, not the model, the photographer.

They smooth skin enhance features and hide others, add highlights and subtract blemishes.

And quite often they themselves should be in front of the camera, like Olivia

No post production required…….

21 Feb

A few posts ago in featured a shoot that was done at the beach with the superb Kristina, she was just great in so many ways..a real professional model.

I went back and review a few shots of her today as is my habit and wondered whether or not some post production may enhance her portrait.

For portraits, head shots that is, I cheat sometimes and use the wonderful Portrait Professional. Most people who go thru this digital make over are amazed by both the result and speed that the process takes.

I put Kristina thru the process and for the first time ever since I started with this enhancement tool, I discovered that she just didn’t need it.

With PP.