Photography: D. Picard // (dpicard.com) (instagram.com/david_eh)
Makeup/Hair: David Allan Jones @ Judy Inc www.JudyInc.com
Models: Margo & Meagan @ Elmer Olsen // www.ElmerOlsenModels.com
All Makeup: Ellis Faas and MAC Cosmetics
All Hair: Moroccanoil
FEATURED MAKEUP ARTIST INTERVIEW
1 What does this collection say about your mindset when you were creating it.
I was Just back from doing makeup on the shows in Milan and Paris and was looking to do something fun and creative.
2 Where do you most often find inspiration from And when you lose it…what do u do to find it.
I get a lot of inspiration from music, art, movies and just everyday life. If I lose my inspiration I look for the subtle shifts in light and skin tone on the models face. That means finding the magic that you can only find by being in the moment.
3 What’s your favourite technique or trick. And who taught it to you?
My favourite technique is highlighting with shimmers. I refined the technique while working on shows and 18 years living and working in Milan.
4 Why editorial¨ session work? So many say it’s a dead road… why did you continue to pursue this path?
I enjoy the creative process and exploration of working with a team on a shoot. I don’t believe that it’s a dead road, The digital world is changing how we look at images and as always there are growing pains. We are in a phase similar to when VHS video changed how we viewed movies. The film industry was afraid that it was the end but after the dust settled Hollywood got bigger that ever. Print and Magazines will most likely follow the same path.
5 While on set how do you stay focused?
I love what I do so it’s easy to stay focused when everyone is on the same page.
6 Share with us the most unexpected thing that has happened while on set good or bad.
While on a shoot in India, The model saw some men washing decorative paint off an elephant in the river. She jumped in the river and grabbed a brush and started scrubbing the elephant clean.
7 Favorite quote or quotes you live by? And how do u apply them to your work? What is your personal mantra?
You are the average of the five people you surround yourself with. Courage is doing something even though you are afraid. And my personal mantra is the Chinese proverb ‘ The best time to plant a tree is 200 years ago. The next best time is right now.
8 Is there anyone experiences in particular that you feel has made the biggest impact on your career?
Learning to present and calm in the middle of chaos and still be creative.
9 What do you believe is a common mistake within the industry? And what can others do to avoid being a cliché?
Just being Good at makeup is not enough. Everyday you wake up, you have a different experience and a different point of view. If you honour that and stay present, you will never become a cliche.
10 If you could go back to the beginning of your career¨ what piece of advice would you give your newbie self?
Trust your Instincts.
11 Who is your biggest role model and why? What collection stands out in your mind?
David Bowie is my role model because he has always been a fearless explorer of art and expression. Even though he is he is not fashion he often inspires it.
12 What colors are you in love with right now?
I’m in love with colour that surprises me in the moment. something unexpected.
13 Favorite adult beverage Why…and when did u first have one?
Wine. Because I love food and cooking. Wine when you pick the right one will enhance the taste of what you are eating and also cleanses the pallet so that you don’t loose the impact of the flavour. I had my first taste of wine at christmas when I was about twelve.