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I’d like to share some behind the scenes and final images from our Adventurers shoot. This was an amazing collaborative project I recently worked on in Atlanta. One of my favorite things about being a makeup artist is the transformation process that happens in the makeup chair. It was fun for me because this project required light special effects makeup to create the look of characters.
I worked with a fantastic crew on this shoot. Josh Meister was our photographer and mastermind for the concept of the series. Josh incorporated 7 of his own images that he photographed during his travels. We shot the characters in Atlanta Studio Gallery L1 and Josh digitally combined the images to create the finals. Keke Samberstein worked Wardrobe & Prop Stylist on this series. She was responsible for pulling all of the wardrobe as well as the props which was quite an undertaking. Keke and I worked together to create the ice, dirt, and sweat effects for the clothing. This series was shot in one day at Gallery L1 Studio.
One of my favorite characters of the series was our Mountain Climber Explorer. This was the most intensive special effects makeup of the series. We wanted our model to look like he was exposed to the arctic elements of an icy mountain climate.
It was important that the makeup gave his skin a visually cold appearance and icicles forming on his beard. It’s amazing how much this makeup really looks like ice particles up close. I applied special effects makeup to his beard and eyebrows to create the icy look.
Our models for the desert baha shot needed to look like they had been out in the hot desert sun riding for hours. We made sure they were extra dusty and sandy. I created a subtle layer of dirt on our model’s face, but left his goggle/eye area clean. Both models needed a hint of glow to look like they were sweating. When I look at the final image it looks like they really are in the middle of the desert. The reality is we shot this in a studio in January. I grabbed a quick behind the scenes pic of the studio while this was being shot.
Stephanie was our model for the jungle explorer shot. When discussing her look, we joked that she needed to look like she was recently in a fight, but she won. She is still exploring the jungle. I added scrapes and cuts to her face and hands. We worked together to add dirt and sweat to the wardrobe. Once again, this was shot in a studio in January, but thanks to an amazing team the final result is amazing.
Josh Meister – Atlanta photographer specializing in advertising, editorial, and portraits.
Keke Samberstein – Atlanta based fashion stylist whose specialties include wardobe, props, laydowns, fashion, editorial, stills and video.
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