Im letzten Jahr hatte ich viele Shootings am Strand. Ja gut, es waren „nur“ 3, aber das ist so ungefähr 300% mehr als die Jahre davor. Ich weiß gar nicht, wieso ich das zuvor nie gemacht habe. Ich probiere nach der langen Zeit, in der ich fotografiere, immernoch gerne herum und teste etwas für mich Neues aus. Meistens, weil ich vorher nie gedacht hätte, dass es mir Spaß bringen würde; es aber dennoch mal versuche. Denn ich kann nie sagen: Das ist doof, wenn ich selbst nicht für mich probiert habe.
Kara hatte auf ihren Ebay Touren diesen schönen Kimono erstanden- und einen Airbrush-Kompressor. Dies zusammen brachte sie zu der Idee Airbrush und Kimono zu einem Outfit und Styling zusammenzubringen. Aber lest selbst :)
It all began with my obsession with Ebay! Finding the most unique items for super cheap is a personal talent of mine. I started searching for kimonos after being inspired by Breaking Bad’s character, Sky who wears a beautiful kimono robe throughout the series.I found a seller in Japan who was selling off a collection of vintage kimonos and I started watching about 10 of them. Luckily I won an auction not exceeding my maximum bid.After several weeks it arrived and it was……awesome! I wanted to wear it…everywhere but couldn’t find an actual excuse to wear it until…… another package arrived. It was my airbrush and air compressor! Christmas in July! This was obviously a sign to Sandra and myself and we agreed that a shoot must commence!I started viewing some images of Japanese Kabuki theater makeup because I thought this might add an unique element opposed to just traditional geisha makeup. I asked Sandra if she had any models in mind, one who might be willing to color her hair orange to match the orange and yellow flowers that adorned the garment. Sandra was pretty sure that she wouldn’t find a model willing to do this in such a short time so she suggested I do it. She seemed very confident that I was the right one for the job. I agreed and after all, I was looking for an excuse to wear my new Ebay treasure! After 2 failed hair coloring attempts I finally had super orange hair and we were ready to go….Three things I learned from this shoot:1. Airbrushing yourself isn’t easy…at all!2. Regular makeup doesn’t blend over airbrush paint.3. Airbrushing takes just as long as body painting with brushes.As always, it was a very successful shoot! Sandra and I make a great team, and having Nils there with us made it even more fun.