I had the pleasure of shooting with photographer Nephi Lim, hair stylist Jon Chao & makeup artist Alani Rasheed in Bushwick (Brooklyn, NYC). Nephi had the brilliant idea of creating dual persona for me, starting with an innocent, sweet girl persona turning into a dark, goth persona. The team did a fantastic job making this happen!
Photo shoots serve many purposes, one of which is a way to be creative and express yourself. Photo shoots may seem glamorous, with the wind blowing in the model's hair and the flashes shooting; however there is a lot of work that goes into getting the perfect shot. From the preparation (styling your hair, getting your makeup done and finding the right outfit) to the actual shoot (working on those poses/expressions and snapping the right angles) you are looking at a few hours of work, not to mention the photo editing afterwards.
This shoot was by no means a quick shoot, we had started around 7 PM and shot until 1 AM, but definitely worth it - check out the final product below.
For the first look we went with a sweet, innocent look. We kept the makeup and hair minimal, not to seem too glamorous.
For the second look we went with a dark, goth look. We used dark, heavy makeup and gave the hair more volume and scruff.
Nephi & Lani used their creativity to take this look to the next level - check it out!
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