Photo courtesy Ricci Photo Art
Who: Artist Mindy Suga
What: Photoshoot for Album Cover
Where: Santa Clara Studio
Photographer: George Ricci
This shoot happened all the way in July! WHERE has the time gone?!? Again, another perfect opportunity to push out this post in time for Halloween :)
George had contacted me earlier to see if I'd be interested in helping out with the makeup prep. Some key notes I took in from George's e-mails to help create Mindy's look:
"The shoot is suppose to deliver some dramatic images for Mindy Suga's (stage name) cd cover.
She a rapper and models. She's the model doing the Pris shoot:
MM is on the site so you can get her look.
I'm dressing her in a long white velvet hooded cape with red latex
looking lingerie under the cape. Obviously, I'll need the eyes to hold
up to that outfit. With maybe a blue/black lipstick and
fingernails I want something to make people notice her.She'll probably
have some gold accessories. I want a wayout eye
look; so, I'm thinking either white to gold or maybe white to red eye
color. But, I'll want your input."
Alright!!! I was stoked to create a "way out there" look, and was even more happy when I met Mindy for the first time. It was so easy to work with her, and her enthusiasm for her work could not be beat. Hearing about her story and how she got started in her music and modeling track was amazing, and it still brings a smile to my face. Mindy's personality is contagious, and anyone who meets her just ends up rooting for her and cheering her on :) I had a chance to work with Mindy again during another photoshoot, and had the same awesome experience.
BEFORE AND AFTER
- Flawless face
- Clean dark brows with arch emphasis
- Black eyeshadow, lots of blending
- Lashes, lashes, lashes, with gel liner feathering for upper and lower lids
- Bold eyes rimmed all around with thick liner
- Black lips
* George bought two different contacts for Mindy's extreme eyes... we went with the one you see in the picture :)
George and Mindy hard at work!
Best wishes Mindy! Keep it going! George, great captures as usual :)