Day 2 started out much better (see Day 1 and more on the studio). The model and the makeup artist were there on time and ready. What a difference communication makes! I also had a great helper. My buddy, Pete, showed up, ready to be my errand boy. It’s nice to have someone around to move the lights, turn up the fans, brush the hair out of the models face. I am so used to working alone and having the extra pair of hands was wonderful! Thanks, Pete! He took these photos of me being a photographer. The phone camera adds 15 lbs.
Up first was the Earth Goddess. I had never met the woman who would be my Earth Goddess before. My friend sent her my way and I have to say, she was the perfect Earth Goddess. She should just put that on her business cards. Cat did an incredible job. And the makeup artist, Marissa Seymour, was phenomenal, as well. The dress I used for Cat started out as a simple green dress. I ripped the seams and sewed in some satin fabric and ribbons embellished with beads.
After Earth came Fire, but in between Pete and I did some still life work. Did I mention that makeup takes awhile to put on? So, I do wish I would have planned better for that down time. But we made the best of it.
Before things got too weird, Fire was ready for her close up. Her dress was a bit big in the top, so we had to try to pin it together. I added ribbon straps, so we would not have a wardrobe malfunction on the set. Mohana was my Fire Goddess and she rocked it! We did some neat stuff with a large piece of satin fabric that I had brought along. It was incredible. I will eventually try to make it look like fire.
All in all, I’d say it was a success. There are some things I would do differently. But for a first time, it worked out better than I could have hoped. This whole experience reminded me that I know some great people who are willing to help out any time, even if it’s something as unusual as making Goddesses in a studio. Thanks everyone!