I bumped into a good photographer friend (well, he’s an amazing photographer), James Appleton, and he mentioned that he knew a Cambridge University student who was interested in make-up, and in building a more professional portfolio of her work. Naturally, I was happy to meet her, and not long after, we arranged a shoot together.
A contemporary dancer had booked me for a shoot at a nearby studio, and didn’t mind sharing the studio time, so I brought along Ellie (I’ve photographed her a few times as a model, and she’s also a great ballet dancer), and the make-up artist, Megan, to work on a few beauty shots. The arrangement worked well, as it takes over half an hour for each make-up change, during which time I shot with the contemporary dancer. (View those dance photos).
Here are my favourites – the first two have had a little extra attention in post-processing, as I absolutely adore how they’ve come out, and how pretty Ellie’s face looks.
Megan applies a few finishing touches on set
More photos from this shoot can be viewed at http://claude.gallereasy.com/#gallery_320