Death Becomes Her by Urban Fire
Time travel back to October with me, the leaves are falling from the trees, they are a rich bouquet of red, gold, orange, yellow and green, there is the smell of smoke in the air and the nights are drawing in…
This so happens to be one of my favourite times of year, not simply because of Halloween but because it’s a transitional month, like Spring, my other favourite season. These months are full of energy and the start of something.
Now as some of you know I collect a few odd things, one of them being my beloved scythe, I had wanted one for ages before I eventually found this one and although I have shot with it a few times, a few times is never enough.
The opportunity to bring it into another shoot presented itself in the way of a photographer who didn’t shy away from my ideas and a fantastic make up artist called Andrew. Both were keen to give anything a try and I was dying to do something different to the styles of modelling I had been shooting since I had moved back to London.
It started with the idea that we all rather liked the sugar skull make up that usually creeps into photoshoots around October time. I have quite fancied the idea of doing some of this ( and still do ) but for this shoot we thought we would go a little darker and base this shoot around the Grim Reaper.
We actually managed to shoot 3 different sets with this make up look so please check back for those at a later date.
We sat around the kitchen table and Andrew started on my make up while we all gossiped and chatted about ideas for our shoot over tea and coffee – We always seem to plan more than we can squeeze in.
It took Andrew around 2 hours to do the make up, he is a real perfectionist and just when you think it’s done he notices something else that needs to be fixed. I think he is one of the best make up artists I have personally collaborated with.
We drove to the location which isn’t too far away, I recall children were out trick or treating but still they looked on rather wide eyed when we started pulling scythes and things out of the back of the car.
We had planned to shoot some photos with the scythe in the lake but the night drew in faster than we expected or time flew faster so this is regretfully something we didn’t get to achieve.
However we were lucky that it was foggy that evening in the woods, and yet again I startled a dog walker 😉
I think Urban Fire took some amazing photos, he too is a perfectionist who works tirelessly to get the shots perfect and I must say I couldn’t be happier with them.
Now for the slightly Black Sabbath style shots.
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Until the next time… sweet dreams