“Striking” 35mm film
Thank goodness I told her not to do her hair. Sure, I figure she fixed it up just a touch, but I had her shake it out and get it messy and curly. She’s got amazing hair that has personality. I can’t understand the prevailing thought out there to subdue and suppress something like that. Hurts my soul.
It must be pretty daunting to try to guess what a photographer you’ve never met before is looking for when a model does her hair/makeup before hand. I try to diffuse a lot of stress and tension, because that stifles who a person is. I’m all about people, so if I get product and poses instead of a conversation an authenticity, why are we doing this?
As I said, this was the first shoot so she had some light makeup on, just enough that she felt comfortable. I’m not unreasonable; if a model prefers something to the point that they can’t quite do without it, who am I to say no? But I am now addicted to “natural”. Not that I haven’t always been, but last week I did two shoots back to back with Erin and Amanda where they just woke up and we shot. No primping, no touch ups, just photos and the beauty that comes with ease.
Those two shoots were for a magazine I’m starting (and hoping to continue) called “First Thing In The Morning”. Want more natural in your life? Hop on over to the magazine, tell your hot friends that look good first thing in the morning, anything you’ve got to do to help me make this a regular thing; a new normal if you will: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tododelsur/first-thing-in-the-morning