Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Behind It All

 Make Up: Jonathan Suarez

 I feel as though I'm trying to bring my blog back from the dead. Sorry I've been so MIA.. While I have been gone, it doesn't mean that I haven't been producing work. Posting these images simply has been a bit challenging. This semester is the busiest I've had so far. I've been actually wanting to post these images for a while but had a hard time since some how my blog decided that it didn't want to post anything. I slave and sweat over a post and then poof, It was gone.
This was the case for the last few months so, I'll have to fill you guys in on the past projects of mine that haven't been seen by anyone other than classmates in critiques.

For this project, I decided to try something that I've seen Annie Leibovitz do. Annie will often take celebrities and create a story for them to take on and embrace for the sake of the shoot. Often it will have something to do loosely with their occupation or career. In this case, I took the lovely "Amanda September" and decided to create a story for her to portray. I always loved to think about old jazz clubs and performance halls of the 30's and 40's. Not the stages themselves but backstage. This is where it's real. Where the performers have a moment to take off their masks and retreat into a different person. The person that no one really sees.