Makeup test for the In Their Own Worlds project.
Recently the folks at Skyspark books approached me to take some photos for their new book covers. They are producing a line of regency romances, and wanted the cover image to reflect the heroines of their stories.
This is exactly the sort of project I delight in – kickass heroines, fun costumes, a wonderful author – this is the kind of photography that’s loads of fun. If you’ve got a project like this, hire me! I love doing this.
My good friend Ruth, (who I’m off to see today as I travel to Anime Boston) owns a company called The Five Wits, which sells wigs for cosplayers. With wigs that have names like “Unlikely Giant Love Interest” or “Sugar Coated Magenta Frenzy” these wigs are inside jokes for the geeks-in-the-know. Whenever I know what the wig is referencing, it always makes me happy, like figuring out a little puzzle.
My current project has me stabbing out eyes and covering the bloody remains with electrical tape.
It’s a work in progress.
This is a makeup test from my current project: In Their Own Worlds.This is a project where I plan to photograph authors in the worlds of their novels. I wonder if anyone will be able to guess what novel this character is from.
There has been a bunch of behind the scenes work I’ve had to do for this one, but I hope that soon I’ll be able to take it out into the light.
Model: John Jezior
Makeup by Sara Gates
Saga from the giant wig photoshoot.
Model: Jenn and Tuktuk
Wig from The Five Wits: http://thefivewits.net/