Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Story for Vanity Teen Magazine

Here are the final images for the Vanity Teen story that I shot with Harper Smith , and featuring the fabulous Kelly Ash!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Nail Pro Cover Shoot

Here's a sneak peek at yesterday's cover shoot for the September issue of Nail Pro Magazine, photographed by Dorit Thies The theme for the nails was "jewels", which is right up my alley, and I wanted the makeup to reflect that. Our model Djosefin@photogenics, was very patient! I started with Make Up For Ever Gold Metallic Powder over her entire lids, to create a gilded base that would act as a sort of "prism" when mixed with other colors. After applying her base color, I wet my brush and swept Urban Decay eyeshadow in "Goddess" an intense deep blue with flecks of glitter thru it over her base color and under her eyes. I then brushed Obsessive Compulsive loose color in "Heroic", a shimmery deep cobalt pigment lightly over the entire eye, and swept Make Up For Ever Star Powder #90947 in the inner corners of her eyes and up to her brow bone. Djosefin then sat very still while I glued tiny individual crystal "jewels" on her eyes. I finished the entire look with a sprinkling of deep blue glitter from Make Up For Ever to add even more sparkle, cause I was having way too much fun, and why hold back when you can bring the bling, right? More to come in September!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Houseboat Shoot

Yesterday I trecked down to Encinitas to shoot a nautical themed editorial on an old housboat with photographer Harper Smith As was happy to discover that our model was Kelly Ash with Q-models, who I've worked with several times and adore. She always brings it!

I wanted to do something a little different with Kelly than I had before. She has a very expressive and strong face, and usually does better with minimal makeup. I decided to give her a little more edge than usual, but with kind of an Audrey Hepburn feel to it..I applyed Lancome Artliner Eye-liner (Noir)to her upper lids, extending the line just past the edge and flicking it upwards to give her a nice cat eye. I  used Chanel Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil Noir (Tester)On the inside rims of her lower lid and from the inside corner of her lower lid extending outward to join the upper line. I lightly smudged the bottom line to give it a smokey, sexy "lived in" effect. I then dabbed Penny Lane Blush, a gorgeous poppy colored cream blush; on the apples of her cheeks and swept the color up towards her  temples. For her lips I applied Urban Decay Lipstick, Requiem .13 oz (3.7 g), a soft pretty neutral, which kept the main focus on her eyes...Kelly worked it!  Here are a couple of previews from the shoot. As you can see even the neighborhood Siamese cat wanted to be in the pictures!