The Enchanted Mirror
by John Gasca
2nd Place in the "Reflections" Saddleback Challenge 2011.
3rd Place in "The Next Level" community (Very Colorful) competition of Inspire 2011: http://inspi.re/
Model - Veronica Tagami ...... Lighting Assistant - Mike Uribe ...... Makeup & Body Paint Artist - Mariposa Curiosa
Glance into my world, an ocean of color
a palette of hues infused like no other
join me in my garden and you will see
the enchanted mirror with an echo of me
This image treatment was created mostly 'in camera' with a Lensbaby Composer Pro to give it a fantasy painterly feel. Side lighting done with 24" softbox strobe (camera left) and bare strobe (camera right). Makeup and airbrush body paint took almost 2 hours. For those of you wondering ... the answer is yes. Veronica is wearing a bikini that was also painted. It was shot during a 'LIVE' photo shoot demonstration in front of attendees of the Skimtastique art gallery in Venice CA. Thank you to everyone involved with the project!
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