The tree of life is a symbol of a fresh start on life, positive energy, good health and a bright future. As a symbol of immortality. A tree grows old, yet it bears seeds that contain its very essence and in this way, the tree becomes immortal. As a symbol of growth and strength.
This shoot was a tribute to Vaughn Bode. His characters, backgrounds and styles influenced generations of graffiti artists. His characters, Cheech The Wizard and The Lizard were legendary comics in the 70’s. We added the models name in graffiti on her leg to pull it together.
This body paint shoot was inspired by lava lamps. The fluidity goes so well with the body. We tried to mimic the colors intermixing. Elizabeth was a great model and killed the poses. Greg pulled it all together with the photos.
With Halloween coming up, I realized I don’t have a lot of Halloween inspired body paint work. So I called up Gregory Maxx and set up a shoot. The shoot was done actually in 2 separate shoots with Kelsey Morse she is the green ghoul as well as the skeleton with the blue corset. Jennifer Day was added as the second skeleton chick. I brought along my friend Luis to help out. Great shoot! Everyone rocked! Greg killed the pictures and edits.
We wanted to create a full body metallic body paint. We painted and shot in stages so that we had two different looks one with brush stroked calligraphic designs and another that was a solid metallic color. The shoot came out amazing. Hats off to photographer Gregory Maxx and models Jackie and Nye’ Marie.