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.
I originally developed the concept for Artworks Monsters Ball 2016. But I was unable to get a model for the event so I shelved the idea until October 2017. I love doing these dark Halloween body paints. Really pleased with the result!
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.
In this body paint shoot I used design elements spikes,horns, and skulls to give the shoot a dark feeling.Used shadows to make the elements float on the skin. I really like the colored lighting, smoke and lighting that Greg used to make the pictures look amazing. Sakina was a pleasure to work with and killed her poses.