The reason being I think is that it took me on a particularly interesting journey to achieve the end result.
It all started with an idea of course, I wanted to create a collection of images that were just black and white, minus any grey tones. I did a test to see if that could be achieved with lighting and also taking makeup into consideration.
Working with a black model, the makeup artist applied oil all over her skin – some 12 hours later using only a Formula One soft box and two backlights for lighting it failed to meet my intentions!
We then tried greasepaint – one layer didn’t work but two did – it was amazing and we nailed the lighting too! I then had to overcome two more hurdles!
One was to try and source models that would be up for modelling in such a scenario and also with good hair!
Luckily the model that we did the ‘test’ with was a professional and showed all her fellow models at the agency the photograph we had done and I got inundated with models that wanted to be a part of the shoot.
On the hair front I locked myself away in my studio for a couple of days and came up with a concept that proved to be the foundation of the entire collection.
Hair by Desmond Murray @ Atherton Cox
Make up by Jo Sugar
Photogrpahy by Desmond Murray