In Their Own Worlds: Makeup Test

In their Own Worlds is a project where I’ll be photographing authors inside their own novels. I want to take a world an author built in words and put it into pictures. I also want to drop the author into their worlds, placing them with their characters and their settings.

This is going to be a big project. I’m going to be launching a Kickstarter for it sometime this year, but before I do that I want to get a least one shoot under my belt, so I can show potential backers both my style, and what the final product will look like.

These photos are from a makeup test for the first shoot I hope to do. I wanted to see if I could capture the characters with these models before dragging them out to a motel in the woods (really) for a shoot.

I wonder if these characters will be recognizable on their own to an audience that has never seen them before. Can you guess who these characters are?

Click on any photo below to make it larger.

Models: Deva and John Jezior

John’s makeup by Sara Gates

Deva’s makeup by Elizabeth Terenchin

Read more about In Their Own Worlds: https://jrblackwell.com/2011/12/04/itow/

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