Look 1: Shannon wanted an underwater shot. I don't have underwater gear, so I thought I would try my hand at composites and fake the look. Shannon created the soft makeup for this look.
Look 2: We both wanted a muddy dirty shot. I wanted to deglamourize it and make it more of a poignant look. Shannon delivered the expression I wanted perfectly. With this look, I am most pleased. For "Mother Earth," I applied stage makeup to create dirt on Shannon's face, decolletage, and arms and hands. Shannon then blended the splotches to help smudge the dirt.
Look 3: Shannon wanted a pretty, feminine look. I thought a fairy would be perfect to capture a soft, feminine image. On the fairy images, I tried my hand a bit at compositing, again. Additionally, I captured the soft romantic looks with the closeups by adding soft colors and textures. I added the blue and purple makeup around her temples and asked her to mix blue eyeshadow with lip gloss and apply it to her lips I wanted to bring out the colors in the wings for the fairy look.
Look 4: The final look is an addition to my broken doll. I wanted to incorporate my grandfather's steamer chest. This time, I wanted to accentuate the toy aspect by juxtaposing Shannon with a few stuffed animals. Shannon enhanced her eyeliner and created the heart shaped lips.
As always, Shannon is eager to try concepts and unique imagery. Let's face it, how many people are willing to get coated in dirt?