The Power of Pigment

There's no denying that a good makeup artist makes my job...let's just say, less demanding on the post-production side of things.  A great makeup artist can go far beyond that to really enhance the beauty that already exists.

I happen to know a great makeup artist.  Her name is Ashley and she does some magical things with an air bush.  

To me, makeup is very similar to photographic lighting in the sense that you dial up the drama on the parts you want to feature, (eyes, lashes and lips) and tone down the detail on other areas. (pores, blemishes, freckles)

I was fascinated to see the entire process, so I got together with Ashley to do a time lapse of her working. There's not a shred of retouching in this video and when I saw the first and last frames beside each other I gasped. (really)

How will history remember you? Okay, that's heavy, and we just met, so I'll take the pressure off and begin again by introducing myself. My mission is to help you answer that first question. I want to show you and your world in a way you haven't seen before and at some point hopefully incite a small riot inside your head. An unapologetic Gen-X warrior for self-expression, I help people tell their stories. Not just the pretty and polished, "made for Linkedin" version, but the real essence of their legacy. At my core, I'm a visual artist. The still photographic image has been my story telling medium for decades. Now I use words, images and on the rare occasion images in motion to push others to be more, do more and express more than they originally thought was reasonable. Are you still reading this? Really? I'm impressed. Moving on... I am Southern, though not fried. In my view, Bar-b-que should be enjoyed with any sauce on hand at the time. There is no need to quibble over which style of sauce best compliments. The real question is, "slaw or hushpuppies?" The correct answer is, "yes!".