I haven’t been a photographer for shoots in a while.. so when Iris asked to collab, as a make-up artist and photographer, I felt jitters. I wasn’t sure I could do it - the photographer part.
I felt rusty. Real rusty.
I know I’ve done runway, but this is different. Conceptual shoots need more direction, more creativity, need a theme or a story so that everything composing the shots can speak for themselves. I haven’t appreciated conceptual shoots for what they truly are until recently. Now I don’t do conceptuals out of fear that I won’t do one a fair amount of justice.
I’ve actually done a shoot with her before, for Yuki. The makeup I did was so bad pa that time. HAHAHA. I remember her so well because she was a long person.
Funny I said long. She seems more of a “long” than a “tall” adjective. Can’t explain why. She also has an unforgettable, infectious, enormous smile that just lets your guard down and a matching non-intimidating aura about her.
What I love though is, despite her gentle charisma, she isn’t a pushover nor is she pushy. She’s so genuine and caring, but also very independent and self-confident. The right kind of self-confident.
Is it just me or does her face remind of you of Candice Swanepoel too? …..Maybe it’s just the lips?
I’ve always been intrigued by faces, facial features, birth marks. They reflect and reveal so much, even for the most stoic people. The perfect subject. The perfect story. Some photographers are just so amazing at capturing that. Without the pretense of fancy outfits or make-up.
Photographer & MUA: Nadine Cabe
Model & Stylist: Iris Maligat
These last two photos are more her than any of the photos you’ve seen above. This is Iris.
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