leica x-1/apple aperture/photoshop cs 5
This was my second shoot for Gloomth. When the idea of dolls was brought up I quite giddily talkeed about my love for the work of Etsuko Miura (specifically siting her work Doll Bride of Frankenstein as one of my favorites) and we certainly took cues in makeup and finishing details on both of the models from that body of work)
This was a VERY fun shoot to do, and I would maybe like to explore some of the darker side of his Miura’s work someday.
5d mkii/aperture 3/ photoshop cs 5
models: CheshireCat & Lily
styling, makeup and hair Gloomth
Melanie’s makeup was inspired by the traditional sugar skulls (calaveras de azúcar) associated with Día de los Muertos- (or day of the dead) a Mexican holiday focusing remembering friends and family members who have died.
The holiday is traditionally celebrated between October 31st and November 2nd.
From the wikipedia entry:
During the three-day period, families usually clean and decorate graves; most visit the cemeteries where their loved ones are buried and decorate their graves with ofrendas (offerings), which often include orange Mexican marigolds (Tagetes erecta) called cempasúchil (originally namedcempoaxochitl, Nahuatl for “twenty flowers”)
5d mkii/aperture 3/photoshop cs 5/silver efex pro 2
model: melanie stone