Hollywood glamour is stunning. The lighting these masters used is amazing. They achieved the look with fresnels and hot lights, things that I don't have in my studio. Knowing that it's a harder light, I decided to try reflector and tight grids. I wanted to create that high-contrast, spotlight on the eyes look. These hard lights carve out cheekbones and make eyes pop. I then moved to rim lighting and a beauty dish for the lounging posts. For the entire shoot, I kept the lighting hard and contrasty.
I knew Michelle would be the perfect person to create the glamorous makeup and hair. She has created some beautiful pinup looks. Her makeup techniques are flawless and I love the way she can contour faces and carve out cheekbones...the perfect complement to lighting I was using. And, as always, she's a lot of fun.
Model: Jessica Steinhebel
MUA: Michelle Busch
Photographer/stylist: Donna Macauley