As arranged through a photographer I knew in HK, for INMagazine, a large glossy dual language publication, like Cosmopolitan.
3 models, 4 paints. 3 faces all on a theme of wind-blown spring – Sakura cherry blossom, dandelion clock/seeds, daisy, with a spring bluebell wood on a back.
It was a spring shoot for INMagazine, a big dual language glossy like Cosmopolitan. The idea was that it would be called ‘Colours of the Wind’ with each model having 1 flower/ spring thing blowing over her face, and her hand being part of the design too.
So, on the day I had a new small flat paint brush and a vague idea of a different way of doing petals for daisies. So, the makeupartist did the green base for the daisy model, I tried my new petal idea, the hairdresser got to work, and that was the 1st done.
Then over a pink base and using a micro-conical paintbrush I had recently found, I started the sakura (oriental cherry blossom) flowers next.Then over a blue base, dandelion clocks and seeds parachuting away.
Last minute was a quick back paint – I went for the gorgeous bluebell woods I used to walk in at home in Scotland and Suffolk every spring – the deep blue and lime green is stunning.
This became a 4 page article in the magazine folowed by a double page interview with me. I was also included at the beginning of the magazine as a contributor; what is odd is they didn’t mention I had been the UK champion, 5th in the World, etc, but listed all my 2nd & 3rd places…. lost in translation I think:)
I still don’t have a copy of the magazine…anyone keep them???