Thursday, 11 April 2013

Vanity on the road to love


Link to: Unicorn on the road to love
Link to: V is for vanity everytime I look at me

U - This shoot was inspired by 'Highway Unicorn' a track by Lady Gaga.  The colour palette for this look came nearly primarily from computer games set in space and I created a background to match.  I love the theatrically of this song and I instantly get the feeling of being determined when I listen to it.  I often listen to it when rushing around on the underground trying to get a slightly earlier train and it always gives me the motivation to run up what seems to the be the longest escalators in the world.  This song is a prime example of why I love the combination of art and music, and why I use music as my auditory diary.

V - The concept of this shoot was using vanity as your shield, and not necessarily as your weapon.  I don't think it's a negative thing to use makeup as your own shield, but I do think it's important to own it when you do.  I used a mixture of multicoloured muted tones for the nail art created here and sadly I never included it with my final image.  On this rare occasion I used natural day light instead of a camera flash as I could see the end result wasn't what I had envisioned while shooting.  I was then able to work with the shape of my body capturing highlights and shadows to exaggerate the proportions of my shoulders, and to create a more warrior like torso.  It's good to try new things and I would love to experiment more with natural light in my shoots.

Link to: Vanity Nightmare 2.0

Tags: warrior makeup, 300, rome, greece, ancient, vanity, xtina, sweet makeup, marshmallows, nail art, 3D makeup

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