publications

TITANIUM: published in Obscurae Magazine

I always love it when I can get an editorial picked up, and love it even more when it's in a new magazine I've not yet been published in. This time around it was a beauty editorial entitled: TITANIUM and it was published today in Obscurae Magazine, a first time for me in this publication.

Featuring one of my absolute favorite models Michelle Baker, this editorial is comprised of 6 painterly looks that escalate from lightly textured brush strokes to heavily smeared/blended makeup with TITANIUM WHITE as its base. Titanium white is a staple and backbone to any visual artist's paint palette and is a foundation colour (or non-colour) that is easily adapted to different situations. For example:

  • add layered brush strokes and it becomes a lattice of pattern and texture
  • mix it with colour and it becomes a pastel tint of the richer, pure pigment
  • use it alone for emphasis, mystery and masking

The TEAM:

  • The focus of this editorial was Michelle Baker's exquisite, ever changing, expressive face;  I have long considered her to be one of my photographic muses (not sure you knew that MB - but you do now lol!). She is a joy to work with and her sweet, quiet ways and hard hugs bring out the mother hen in me.
  • MUAH Heidi Cheung and I haven't worked together in a while, so this shoot was a great opportunity for both of us to catch up, put together some beautiful, creative looks and capture some gorgeous shots of Michelle.

I'm thrilled to finally be able to share this lovely set and hope that you like it as much as I do.

Check out the editorial here or visit my Flickr account for the complete editorial set.

Comp Card design services!

I was invited to an agency open casting recently. It was a ton of fun, but the one thing that surprised me was the lack of consistency in the comp cards models provided to the photographers, stylists, etc. The comp cards we received were everything from handwritten information on the back of 8x10 photos, poorly printed 8.5x11 low res images folded in half, 4x6 and 5x7 photos with handwritten info, business cards and the list goes on. I applaud their efforts, but my visual and graphic designer sensibilities were deeply offended lol ;)

So, in an effort to help out the local talent including models, actors, muas, etc. I have decided to offer comp card design and print services. It shouldn't be that hard (or expensive) to get well-designed cards that provide all the info you need in beautifully printed card and if it is, you need to find a better solution. I'm that solution!

Here are the details and examples for both a model and an actors comp card:

7-day Design & Print

  • Size: 5.5 x 8"
  • 250 pieces
  • Silk matte finish 16pt cardstock
  • full bleed both sides
  • $225 + GST

14-day Design & Print

  • Size: 5.5 x 8"
  • 500 pieces
  • Matte finish 16pt cardstock
  • full bleed both sides
  • $250 + GST

Interested? Shoot me an email and let's talk!

Sneak peek: WARPaint

Sneak peek of my new editorial coming to Miroir Magazine this September.  Entitled WARPaint, this tribal themed beauty editorial features Amilee Thea and Sierra Elizabeth of Wilhemina Vancouver, Hermela Mekonen of Numa Vancouver and Raelynn of Charles Stuart. Make-up and hair by Elena Ismail with retouch and post work by yours truly.Enjoy the eyecandy!

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Sneak peek from EBB + FLOW

One of my newest editorial shoots has been picked up by The Like Magazine and is entitled EBB + FLOW. Shot on location in beautiful Steveston BC at historic Britannia Heritage Shipyards, this luxe fishing and camping inspired fashion editorial couldn't be possible without my crew of lovelies including:

  • Models Emily Rose and Kelsey Adlem from NUMA Models Vancouver
  • Hair and make-up artist Elena Ismail
  • Stylist Megan Tiffany Nash
  • and model mom Ann for always being the sunshine in the room ;)

I can't wait to share the complete editorial in late July, but for now this sneak peek will have to hold you over...

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