Monday, December 12, 2011

Wedluxe - Through the Looking Glass

Once upon a time we shot a wedding fashion editorial and now it is finally "out" and we can share a bit of the process. Fred shot this story on his antique large format camera, which requires patience, skill and (in Fred's case) strong calf muscles in running all day from set to upstairs dark room to computer and back again.

Everyone worked incredibly hard (and long) to make this story happen, and I'd like to especially thank our model Kristy (who is uncredited in the published story) for maintaining poise over so many long hours.

You can view the final published story here - Through the Looking Glass

The following are some of my favourite images (some are in the published story, some not), and some behind-the-scenes.

The set before the madness.
Take one.

Wait #1.

Wait #2.
"I think I'm in Narnia..."
(actually coined by Josh at a different time).
Get... back... in!"
Lovely Kristy.

This cheeky shot didn't make the cut,
but Kristy makes a fabulous Betty Page.
Technical calculations and prep.
More hanging out.

Wait #...?
Losing steam (but Alecia comforting herself with fur and bling)
and Aja struggling to stay awake..
Last shot... sleeping beauty.
Photos - Fred Fraser
Styling - Alecia Ebbels
Styling assistant - Josh Langston
Hair/make-up/set dec - me
Model - Kristy @ Radkids
Assistant - Aja Fraser

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rock It Girl... Rocket Girl... Rockit Girl!

One of those rare circumstances where I got to combine two passions - design and fashion. I had fun giving Lillie a "fro" (normally she has straight hair!) and designing a rich colour setting with Fred, and then I played with designing the layout and typography of the story... so much fun to have the credits shooting out of a gun, or embellishing a collar!

published in XO Magazine, Nov 2011 issue
photos - Fred Fraser
style - Yvadney Davis
hair/make-up - me
model - Lillie

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A classic tale of longing and loss

photography - Matthew Burditt
styling - Natalie Tusznio
hair/make-up - Liz Dungate
models - Holden and Paige @ Richards

Friday, October 14, 2011

Tromp L'oeil - String Magazine

And now a kooky (creepy) little beauty tale that we shot in the summer and have just been patiently waiting for it to come out, just in time for Halloween. Gives you ideas for costumes, right? Fortunately we were working with the lovely Kristy, who looks gorgeous no matter what we do to her!

Photography - Fred Fraser
Art direction, hair, make-up, styling - Liz Dungate
Model Kristy @ Radkids

At the Ragged Edge of the World - Hacid Magazine

Usually we are all looking for the established designer label fashions and the world-wise experienced model, but in this case we had great chemistry with both a fresh face and a fresh fashion designer... I'm sure we'll be seeing more of both of them! And of course they were in the calm, capable hands of Benjamin and Samm, with me tagging along for some fun in the sun. :)

photography - Benjamin Kwan
hair & make-up - Liz Dungate
model - Veronica @ Charles Stuart
designer - Courtney Chow
photography assistant - Samm

Beauty is Diverse - Cliché Magazine

This was a fun shoot, and a chance to go crazy with the make-up. In retrospect I could have gone a lot crazier... maybe next time... but I'm not sure the "weird blue eyes/clown brows" look really came off. Let me clarify - only the make-up is questionable, everyone else is great! And Britt, even though you're the best at "wild", I promise next time - something "lovely".

photography - Benjamin Kwan
styling - Wendy Cook
make-up - Liz Dungate
hairstyling- Natalia Petcu
model - Britt @ Next
photography assistant - Samm

Funny Girl - Photographer & Muse Magazine

Here's some new stuff after a long hiatus from posting. I've been busy, but somehow just haven't got around to blogging for quite some time. Or going to the gym. Maybe it's related?

Anyway, no promises on the exercising, but here's the first editorial. My concept was to use make-up to create playful and unusual "gags". Our model, Anastasia, was totally up for the game.

photography - Benjamin Kwan
art direction, hair, make-up, styling - Liz Dungate
model - Anastasia @ Liz Bell
photography assistant - Samm