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Shelby G.......We All Float Down Here! (Well at least one of us does)

Yes I realize that the caption of this blog will make you think of scary as all hell clowns and for that I do apologize.  With that being said I hope you can find the funny in it as well.  I know that my subject Shelby can and she was the one freezing her tiny little hiney off for this entire shoot.

Sometimes there are creative itches that just need to be scratched.  Hence this fun little collaboration with Shelby and my good pal and videographer extraordinaire, Kyle.  Kyle had a prop from a film that he'd worked on collecting dust in his back yard and we decided it would be pretty cool to fill it with water and submerge some poor young beautiful soul within it.  Enter Miss Shelby Griggs!  With makeup and other finishing touches provided by the brilliant Midori, we utilized two set ups, one indoor and one outdoor, and what you see in front of you are my images from both set ups.

I can't say enough about Shelby and her steadfast professionalism and overall bubbly attitude in the midst of a freezing cold environment.  We were constantly heating buckets of water on a stove to add to her enclosure to make it tolerable.  In spite of the weather making the water colder faster than we could make it warm Shelby gutted it up and was soon rewarded with a warmer environment in doors.  These type of shoots sound good in our heads but can always deliver less than fine results given the elements provided but thanks to my kick ass team I couldn't have predicted a better outcome.  We hope you enjoy them!

 

Cheers,

Titus

Hair and Make up by : Midori-Tajiri-Byrd

Felicity Magazine Strikes Back! Or......errrrr, again? Warning! Blog Post Heavily Saturated with Sarcasm.

Once again the creative blitzkrieg of Felicity Magazine in New Orleans forced me to endure agonizing working conditions.  Considering the undeniable fact that I'm just a ridiculously giving human being I felt obliged to accept their invitation to endure wickedly talented models showing off Local Designer, Alicia Zenobia's creations as well as a regional beachwear brand by the name of Mermania.

I also can't forget that in addition to the previously mentioned "Easy on the Eyes group", I had to struggle through the flipping awesome hair styling of Hans and Adrian Billot, AKA, The BeKrewe and the staggeringly wicked smarts and talent of Midori Stories Professional Makeup Artist, who once again send me into a deep depression with the reminder that I'm stupidly awful in doing my own hair and makeup when I go out!  

Somedays, as I'm sure we can all agree, are worse than others.  However I soldiered on and got the images that I hoped to get and a few that just couldn't have been planned and that's not the worst way to spend an afternoon I suppose.  Silver Lining People!  Look for it! If that beauty and brains behind Felicity Magazine, Miss Sarah Smith(soon to be Mrs.) calls me back I suppose I'll fight through another back breaking work day with them! Heavy lies the crown some might say!  Enjoy!

Cheers,

Titus

Talent / Eyeball Waker Uppers-   Isabella De'Leon Tancredi, Orachat Kumbungton, Katherine Gainey

Hair / Top Secret Government Assasins - Hans + Adrian Billot aka The BeKrewe

Makeup / Face Painter Extraordinaire /  - Midori Tajiri-Byrd Midori Makeup Artistry

ALICIA ZENOBIA   -   www.etsy.com/shop/AliciaZenobia

MERMANIA  -    www.shopmermania.com

Styling / Olympic Gold Medal Cannonball Splasher Lady -  Sarah R. Smith

Keepers of the Holy Grail and map to the Fountain of Youth - Felicity Magazine