The last shoot of my August mini-tour was based around my ace hmua team Laura Buenrostro (hair) and Brittany Moody (makeup/ fx). Brittany runs a makeup blog with several tutorials and examples that I scoured to find a particularly special look- settling on her “decaying beauty” look.
I’ve been trying to do a classical Greek statue vibe for years and my recent trip to Greece got me to a “now or never” point. I even had a model booked for June that ended up not working out. For my mini tour I approached a model who was a friend of a friend, and this model- Annie Montgomery- turned out to absolutely be perfect for the project. Annie is one of those ethereal beings that create and inspire imaginative art, and every shot of her was on-point and awesome. Even the location (Annie’s poolside apartment) turned out to be completely ideal for shooting- some images are very gothy and look straight out of a fantasy film or Depression era, and other ones by the pool are poppy and cinematic. Here’s a few of the color versions of our shoot.