“Master Piece” – A Portrait Series

“The Master Piece” Fashion Show by When Worlds Collide Fashion was to “collide” the world of fine art, and fashion. To complement the overall theme, the backdrop for the runway was the art gallery in Silver Street Studios. The runway itself was the main hall featuring paintings by the resident artists of Silver Street. But in my opinion, the main art was on the models’ faces.

From the inception of the idea of “The Master Piece”, a lot of the promotional material and teasers featured creative makeup in the style of brush strokes and creative color palettes to match the designs worn by the models. For this article, I was only able to feature the makeup looks and designs for Mysterious by Nicholas P. Nguyen. I managed to photograph almost all of his makeup looks but here are my favorite 8:

I personally found the idea of combining aspects of art and fashion sort of interesting. From the photographer’s pit, some of the makeup cannot be fully appreciated shooting at a wider angle as I usually do. But when I noticed some of the very creative and colorful looks before the show, I immediately knew I wanted to document these portraits. Often times some of the artistry and creativity of a photograph gets miscredited to the photographer, so I just wanted so show some appreciation to the makeup artists from Paul Mitchell Houston.

In retrospect, it would have been amazing to replace the art within the gallery with portraits of the different makeup looks of each of the models walking the show. I feel like it would have completed the colliding of these two different worlds.