I’ve been waiting to draw something on someone’s face for a while now, but I didn’t want your regular everyday pro model. I wanted a regular civilian with a unique edge.
Scarlet was my muse. The blue/gray eyes, pale skin, white/purple hair and piercings were the perfect combo.
I asked her to bring a whole bunch of cheap lipstick so we can destroy on camera. Then, at about 1 am the night before the shoot I remembered that my bedroom had pink linen curtains that we had changed last year and I wanted to use them as a backdrop. (Okay fine, if you must know, I chose them to impress my wife when we first moved in, she hated them and changed them a few years later. Now that we have that out of the way…) I texted scarlet in the middle of the night asking her to bring whatever pink outfits she had. Knowing her punk rock/gothic style I knew that would be a big ask. Lo and behold, she came through with a hoodie that matched the curtains.
It was now time for Maheed to work her magic. I’ve worked with her a few times and liked how she nails the flawless contoured look, however, this day she would overcome her fear of “coloring outside the lines”. She totally nailed this look too.
Shooting time, simple setup. I wanted a super soft look so I setup my 2 Profoto B2’s. The main light with an OCF beauty dish and the fill light with a large Octa. I then added 2 reflectors below scarlet to bounce back the light and create nice catch lights in her eyes.