Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Me and Ms. Prager

UK Observer 2010- Make-up by Me, Hair by Paul Rizzo
I started working with Alex Prager in 2006 after her longtime make-up aritst and friend of mine, Lottie moved to New York. Alex and I have a shared love for subversive vintage and whether it's an image for a magazine or an art show, we always manage to produce some beautiful stuff together- not to mention that Alex is a super cool chick as well. This is an editorial we did for Tank Magazine's Fashoin Supplement in the UK Observer we shot this about a year ago and it's one of my favorite collaborations. The hair & wig work was done by Paul Rizzo, who is just a genius when it comes to hair and wigs.
We shot this editorial at the legendary Spaceland in Silverlake, if you think you haven't seen Spaceland, you are probably wrong. This bar is in so many movies, most memorably for me in "Yes Man" with Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel. The styling was brilliant, we had some fantastic McQueen and Prada pieces.

Behind the scenes, with an artsy camera app.

The make-up in this editorial was pretty straightforward- the girls all have amazing skin so in lieu of foundation I opted for luminizers- my weapon of choice for this particular shoot was Make Up For Ever Shine On Loose Powder and MAC Strobe Cream. I gave the ladies pink flush on the cheeks and lips with Stila Convertible color in "Petunia".

The Wig Wall in the Prager Studio

1 comment:

  1. thank you so much for sharing this stuff. it's wonderful seeing alex

    1. receive proper recognition
    2. in my opinion, influence the industry a little.

    i may be off but i sense some fashion photographers shifting closer to her more narrative approach as of late .. i'm also noticing more use of her eggleston like color punches :)

    when i saw she was hired to shoot commercially in her style for bottega veneta it confirmend a movement is occurring toward truthful beauty on a larger scale.

    since no great photo is captured with out the right energy, you rachel rose + the rest of her creative family are fundamentals in her ability to capture truth.

    i love to see symbiotic crew .. cheering on the sidelines for your continued success.