Oh Friday I had a shoot with a model named Sharlene and MUA Ann. Sharlene is a beautiful mixed girl and is signed with City Model Management in San Francisco. She is visiting from Dubai right now, and is signed with a total of 5 agencies. Ann is a professional make up artist in my area - she largely works with bridal but does fashion on occasion too. She also designs and sells the cutest swim suits!
I knew I was going to be a little late to the shoot, and it became much worse when I had a GPS mishap and ended up coming even later than that. Sometimes when I worked with Sinh, she would just get the make-up started before I got there (it was even agreed to it that I didn't have to be there from the beginning, considering that I am not needed for those two hours really), but there were some miscommunications and Ann didn't start until I got there. Way to go, stupid GPS. We started an hour late.
Sharlene and Ann are great though, and we were at the location but 4:00 (Ann wasn't feeling well so we left her behind to get some rest). It was incredibly hard shooting a model wearing a huge petticoat in the middle of a bunch of plants. There were definitely some annoying moments when the petticoat would snag on the branches, and when the mosquitos would bite Sharlene (only sharlene for some reason!). I also hadn't anticipated how spotty the light would be, even though I came to the location ahead of time to be sure of what direction is would be coming from. We lost a lot of shots to bad lighting, which was unfortunate. This was probably my most difficult shoot to date (I have some REALLY long ones planned for the summer which I know are just going to kill me). But Sharlene is a trooper - she's lovely and poses like a dream. So even though it was a difficult shoot, we still got quite a few good shots.
The best shots from the first change:
The best shots from the second change:
Ann told me she loved the shots, and I think Sharlene did too. Melissa, the model I worked with for my last shoot, also sent me a message telling me how her agent "looooooved" the shots with the camera, so this definitely made me feel good, especially because Ann and Sharlene were telling me how I need to start doing some lifestyle to be successful, and I simply do not want to.
I'll upload the behind the scenes pictures in a little bit. They're on my other computer.
I got home from my shoot on Friday and was exhausted. I edited a few photos and then called it a night - just toooooo tired. On saturday I woke up early and dyed my hair black (what an improvement), and hung out with some friends for the day - edina, sarah, taqwa, etc. Yesterday, we (me, edina, sarah, and my other friend momo and her husband) went to an art exhibit in San Francisco. It was the Andy Warhol show and it was only showing one week more. A nice lady gave us her re-entry tickets, saving us about $40 (momo's husband still had to buy one). None of us were big andy fans, but I think I definitely came out with a better appreciation for what he did. I especially liked his photography. I know that Justin Timberlake and Ashton Kutchner think they're reinventing the rat pack, but they're wrong - the second coming of the rat pack was andy warhol, edie sedgwick, mic jagger, ozzy ozbourne, the velvet underground, madonna, etc. I love his photos of them because he was simply taking photos of his friends. He really was an artist in the true sense of the word. I found his works very inspiring.