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Un Aperçu du Rouge

Updated: Nov 9, 2021

Typically, I don't focus my work around being anything conceptual or complicated, but I have felt inspired lately to create images based on specific themes. In this case, I wanted to create a series centered around something simple: my second favorite color. This color just so happens to be red, second to only the wonderful color green. For this series, I'm working on creating images that have a simple but high-fashion, editorial feel. I want these images to be crisp and vibrant. But considering I don't have a photo studio and I'm in no way a makeup artist, it was a bit of an adventure and a challenge.

Now, people always seem to think to create this style of image, you have to have a costly studio, a professional model, a makeup artist, and tons of expensive props. Well, that just isn't true. Here's a quick look into my "studio."

Exciting and fancy, I know. Poster-board, chip-clips, lots and lots of duct tape all set up in my kitchen, my living room, or my spare bedroom in the middle of the night. Yes, it's a traveling studio. It's not the prettiest setup, but it gets the job done! And if I did not have access to lights, it could easily use a window instead.