This year I’ve been focusing on creating new work, and in this journey I’ve been looking for more creative outlets in order to help me reach this goal. One of my favorite exercises from the year so far has been planning shoots based around magazine prompts. They get my brain working in a different way, and I love coming up with creative solutions to these ideas. This shoot was born originally from a prompt given by Lucy’s magazine, a popular and prolific fashion magazine. The prompt was to photograph a beauty shoot based around glitter, pastels and shapes. My colleague and I, Whitney Finuf, took this prompt to heart and planned a shoot filled to the brim with pastel colors and urban shapes. We named this shoot Chroma.
The team we pulled together for this shoot was absolutely incredible and totally came through with our vision for this shoot. Huge shout out the Warpaint Makeup Academy, which is a fantastic makeup school based in Salt Lake City. The owner, Kate Giddings, put together a fantastic team with a makeup assistant and a hair stylist. Dani and Olivia did a great job and worked within the tight schedule we had to get everything shot that we wanted to. Both of our models were fierce and brought their a-game to the shoot which resulted in the fantastic images which resulted. Whitney and I sourced the wardrobe from Express and Zumiez, along with footwear from Adidas and Doc Martens.
Makeup Assistant: Dani @dani_dollface28
Hair Stylist: Olivia @oliviaroxb
Co-Stylist and Co-Photographer: Whitney @whitney.finuf
This shoot was meant to burst with color from start to finish. Fully saturated, punchy pastel tones contrast with the urban edge and strong shapes. All of the images project energy: in the color, posing, and shapes. This shoot celebrates downtown streetwear, urban attitude, and saturated, bright tones.
This shoot was a party from beginning to end, helped along by the musical phenom Cardi B whose work became the anthem for the shoot day. I’ve been pumped to share these images that our fantastic team created! Like what you see? Send me a message here to get started with your project!