We wanted to make a beauty story that felt more like a painting than a photograph, being inspired specifically by watercolor as a medium. In order to make some of the photos feel like a painting, we toyed with the idea of shooting through water, glass or plastic to distort the image and create “watercolor” like effects. Initially, we referenced a lot of paintings to inspire the way makeup would be applied. One look was even derived from a face chart drawing by Hannah. In the end, this was a collaborative effort from the entire team with Owen’s swipes of color, blending from the face into the hair, Masha’s styling to round out the story and Jacqui’s unique set design skills to give us the underwater effect.
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Name : Hannah Khymych
Birthplace : Irshava, Ukraine
Métier: Photographer & Director
Favorite reads : “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara
Favorite tunes : Currently obsessing over Billie Eilish + Oliver Tree
Favorite foods : Sushi and ramen
Beauty tips : Take your makeup off at night and drink tons of water and of course Weleda skin food moisturizer
Favorite ways to unwind : In bed with a good book and a cup of tea with my cat or long walks around the city
What gets you in a working flow : Being obsessed with my job
What are you working on now : Currently I have a personal project I am working on with different makeup artists that will be coming out end of this year! Stay tuned!
Name : Caitlin Wooters
Birthplace : Hockessin, Delaware
Métier : Makeup Artist
Sources of inspiration : Nature, Art, People
What makes you happy : Spending quality time with family and friends…and working on creative beauty shoots!
Favorite reads : “You are a Badass” by Jen Sincero
Favorite tunes : Early 2000’s Hip Hop and R+B and Beyonce
Favorite foods : Pizza and veggie options at Sushi restaurants
Beauty tips : Practice makes close to perfect and don’t be afraid to try new things.
Favorite ways to unwind : Smoking weed, Watching TV or hanging out in Nature
What gets you in a working flow : Sunshine
What are you working on now : I have a few beauty project ideas with a few photographers. Keep your eye out for those 😉
Favorite motte or quote: “I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” – Vincent Van Gogh
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Photographer: Hannah Khymych @hannahkhymych
1stAssistant: James Schieberl @sleazist_sleaze
Stylist: Masha Orlov @masha_orlov
Makeup Assistant: Mikaila Hutchens @mikailajmakeup
Set Design: Jacqui Jacques @jacquijacques____