March 20, 2010
As an undergrad, I was a theatre major. Yes, I know. Anyway, though, I graduated ten years ago. One of my classmates went on to study scenography and become an awesome expert and is now a full professor wasting his talents at my undergrad university theatre dept. 🙂
But one of his specialties has always been makeup, especially gore/fantasy makeup. And he’s taught his class really well, and let me come take photographs on “gore” day. This was nice because after doing a lot of scanning and photocopying it was nice to use a camera again, and I got some good shots. Most of the kids involved, I guess, got their inspiration from images at www.bestgore.com but I haven’t visited that site yet; I am not easy to gross out but I am not eager to test myself either.
Anyway, there was one student in the class who, when getting her photo taken by me, struck modeling poses. It was aweseome. I feel like I got a half-dozen good portraits but hers stand out for their sheer audacity. No direction from me, and she did her own makeup; here you go (and judging from the magical couch color differences obviously I need to do more color correction):