This is NOT fully indicative of how it looks on camera but I expect the making of the video to come out in a week, the vid in 2, and it was a large labour by all and a loving one. My first SOLO music video for a band I absolutely adore.
Today’s photo shoot was exceptionally interesting – this was taken mid-way through body painting which included plaster, powder and brush strokes to create a “mannequin” look, and the campaign involved high-end accessories handing from the body (no face shown) partially nude, very edgy. It’s intended to launch in the US at Nordstrom’s and Macy’s in 2014, and I am stoked to see the final results. I love the designers work.
Just a note about semi-nude or nude modelling – it’s like yoga, because you’re always flexing! ^^ Two birds, I guess!
Fine Art Photograper Hector Kim joined another great fine art mind, Yoon Kim, and Chisu Chae, at La Stella in Cheongdam for a conceptual shoot that turned East-Indian inspired.
I was telling Hector, who is, in fact, quite a living “artwork” himself in character, that I often crave freedom and creativity when I work. These shoots merge modelling and acting. And of course, it incldued my favorite stylist/Make-up artist and collaborator–the lovely Yoon Kim. Anyone who is privileged to work with Yoon will remember it. She is one of a kind brilliant, and frankly, so is Hector.
Imagine walking into a space with a model you’ve never met, and little more than some camera equipment, a sari, some bangles, and imagination. This is what wHector did, and the photos organically emerged.
Fine Artist and friend Yoon Kim produced her first mixed media show, which I felt honored to be part of. I can’t say that being nudein front of a group of photography students with rolling cell cameras is a memory I will cherish, but it produced results I am extremely proud of. I feel incredible whenever Yoon turns to me and says, “my muse”. That’s a hell of a compliment.
“I paint what I observe/sense in human nature, human behaviors and human characteristics. I’ve anthropomorphised these observations in my paintings and photos. The colors I’ve chosen were chosen on purpose and represent certain relationships between the zoomorphic characters and myself as the painter. Each work contains hints of conflict within the human condition, putting people in different social, cultural and personal scenarios.”
though I admit I never did get to see many prints from the day, as the err…gentleman who set up the shoot made himself rather scare. However, the process of being painted brown (literally), and having a hand made wig of flowers, hair and ornaments dangled from my head was actually pretty cool. I had just broken my leg a month earlier, so I was stoked to be working and even more so, in a “pretty” sense 🙂