A month ago I started in one of most exciting theatres in Stockholm. An opera theatre, where they convert the most classical opera in the most creative one. With creative costumes, sceneography and of course make-up! I can consider me very lucky because I started there to teach me how to do wigs, prosthetic make-up and so on in a properly way. This is how I started.
Body Painting is a long process work. Starting with the main idea, doing different sketches and trying them in to the body to see if it fits, doing all the accessories around and of course executing the idea. I must admit that it is one of my favourites because is one of the most creative and artistic.
That's it! They ask you to fix their make-ups when they need it, so who are you gonna ask when you need a favour? Of course, here they are! cousins.... parents....friends...
Many friends of course! But I am specially grateful to Marta, not only because she helped me the night before with the hat and she calmed me down in the most stressful moments but because she was standing for five hours while I was doing her make-up and after that she was brave enough to dance in a cat-walk in front of the jury. Bravo Marta!
So, Jakob and his band chose me to be in charge of the exciting make-up for their music video, and of course I accepted. We have filmed one part of the video and is still a little bit more to do, but here comes some of the pictures from the making of. A swarm of the Sun is the band, and "The rifts" their new album.
Two of my favorites photographers in Stockholm are Frida and Alexandra . Because of their creativity, wich they express in opposite directions and the freedom I get from them to leave my imagination to fly. One of them, sweet, colorful, joyful.... The other, dark, sinister, mystical... You can see many of their works on my website and I will post here the processes, the different steps we used to make under our photo shootings.
Here it comes a photo shoot I did for a few years ago, with a very talented photograph, Mauro López.