Party People it’s been a while!
Sorry for the delay but with the July 4th holiday and me being Cincinnati all of last week for work, shit ain't get posted. Get over it. I’m here now. Plus, you’re not here for excuses you want pictures with a lil bit of story wedged right between em'. At least I hope so because that’s all I brought back for you guys. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
About a month ago my favorite makeup artist (MUA), the amazing Shanee Danielle, hit me up and told me that she finally had enough time to work with my peasant ass again. She’s been blowing up like crazy this year and getting amazing work, and I couldn’t be prouder of her. However, it sucks when you can’t work with the one makeup artist that clicks with you so easily on set. So obviously when I get excited texts from Shanee with dates and hotel reservations, I know the moment to make some DOPE art and push my capabilities is finally here.
When it comes to shooting, Shanee brings the absolute best out of me. This shoot was no different. The main idea we had was to shoot the models in a bathtub. This is a concept I have wanted to do for a while, but I knew I needed a good MUA and model(s) to pull it off. We had three models for the shoot Sheyda (who we call Nelly), Kat, and Jamia, who I've worked with before. Now if you don't already know, makeup is my least favorite part of a shoot. It takes forever and all you can do it wait for the shit to be done. Just make sure your MUA is worth the wait! To take advantage of the time I had, I started shooting Nelly on the balcony since her makeup was done first instead of waiting for all three models to get their face beat (MUA Slang). Shanee and I both wanted to do at least one set before the bathtub one. Like I've said before, ALWAYS save water sets for last! Here are my favorite shots from the balcony set starting with Nelly, then Kat, and ending with Jamia.
Due to time, we decided to go into our main set right after the balcony shots. It was fun experimenting with my lighting, color on the models and the water to get some different effects. It gave me a lot of ideas for the future. With shoots like this I always have theories on how I want to do it but seldom do things go perfectly to plan. That's where quick thinking and having an amazing and loyal team comes very beneficial. Anyway, here are my favorites from the tub set.