“Hannah, I have these super duper concepts in my head of dramatic and slightly theatrical beauty looks. There will be flowers, tattoos, hair chalk, floral garlands, lorry tyres, smoke bombs…Plus the model is utterly gorgeous. Plus whilst I make her up we can chat beauty products, like all day long. Can I book you to shoot it?”
Ok so maybe I can’t remember Liz’s exact words, and maybe the tyres and smoke bombs were me getting carried away (and yes that was probably me bothering her for make up tips, but oh my, you must try Urban Decay fixing spray!) But when a brief comes in from an artist like Liz, it certainly tempts me away from my usual ‘no commercial work’ stance.
I’ve been lucky to have photographed Liz’s beautiful make up and hair skills at weddings and magazine shoots, so I know what a rockstar hair and make up artist she is. Take a look below for some inspiration, Liz’s details are: