Class Final Project: Intro to Photography for Non-Photo Majors
However, beauty isn’t always perfect.
Beauty isn’t always about clean and simple lines that most makeup artists and many painters use. Beauty can also be about making a mess, and having fun in the process. Jackson Pollock, for example, made his art with splattered paint, and today some people consider his work beautiful and a work of art. This kind of beauty can show a different side of someone, a bit of their personality, as well – do they go all out and make a huge mess? Or do they make only enough mess to qualify as “messy” before hastily cleaning it all up?
During this shoot, I told the models to paint their faces. The only limit was that they couldn’t paint anything symbolic or recognizable – who knew how many hearts or stars would appear on someone’s cheek? One guy even wanted to paint a Mexican flag across his entire face. Abstract was their only option, and the resulting faces ended up showing a bit of each person’s personality unintentionally.
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