For a while, I have been stuck in a rut when it comes to my photography and I’ve only really photographed things that fit into a specific theme or genre. I decided to let my inhibitions and silly feelings I had towards certain types of imagery go and have a bit of fun.
I love experimenting with makeup so having a face that wasn’t my own to cover in some extravagant makeup was absolutely brilliant, I mean I couldn’t cope with the amount of make up my sister had on her face at the time, or the amount of crap I’d thrown in her hair. It was a rush job but for a rush job, I don’t think it really turned out that bad.
Your first opinion might be that they don’t really look that realistic and if that is your first opinion you’d be right on the point because this is exactly what the aim was, to create something strange and not natural as my models are usually so used to creating much more natural and candid images.
Can we also just touch on the background that I’ve used here? I love it and it only cost me £5 from eBay and it surprisingly looks a lot better than what I first expected.
Let me know what you think!
- Canon 6D
- 50mm 1.8 prime lens
- Pop up studio
Model: Nicola Harrison
Photographer: Shannon Matthews (me)
Make up: Shannon Matthews