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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!


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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: Caitlin Wooters @caitlinwootersusing @maccosmetics for @artdeptbeautystyle

Makeup Assistant: Mikaila Hutchens @mikailajmakeup

Hair: Owen Gould @owengould @TheWallGroup

Set Design: Jacqui Jacques @jacquijacques____

Model: Maya Stepper @mayastepper @ TheLionsNY