I spent last Thursday in the studio from 9:30 AM to almost 10 PM. Between moving lights, light tests, directing, changing the set, shooting and sweating, I did manage to scoff down a Quarter Pounder with cheese, fries and a coke around 6:30.
On paper that sounds like a long, grueling day but because I was surrounded by make-up artist Stephanie Kelly and models Nicole Brown and Frances Wong, it was a pretty spectacular day. Nicole motored in from Gaffney, South Carolina, Stephanie commuted from Hamilton County and Frances… well she lives nearby in Buckhead but hey, she drives a hot looking Black Mustang. I knew Frances was okay the moment that Stang pulled into the lot.
I am very happy with the results from both shoots – Nicole and Frances were fabulous. They came prepared, had their own ideas and took direction well. But Stephanie was the glue that held it all together. Stephanie knows make-up. Plus she is nice, funny and digs hip-hop. Yeah, I heard you rappin along with Jay Z. And again, Stephanie knows make-up.
I can’t wait until another opportunity to work with all three.