Saturday, August 1, 2015

Anthonia, Pascale, Lillian Gish, Railways and Burnt Buildings

On Thursday, 30th July, 2015, I photographed my good friend 
Anthonia Bejide. Anthonia is a virtuoso make up artist, but she 
claims that she has never modeled before. Well, she is a natural 
at modeling as well. Last week we did a shoot with the ever 
enchanting model Pascale Boudreau, who looks sensational 
with or without make up. 

This is what Anthonia can do in no time...

Pascale was made up to look like a ghoul in a shoot done in an abandoned 
rooming house. Since Pascale's beauty is anachronistic (honestly, she is 
timeless), she cam across as a Mary Shelley herione by way of Lillian Gish.

The picture above was inspired by Viktor Sjostrom's 1928 film
The Wind, with Lillian Gish...

...and D.W. Griffith's 1912 film An Unseen Enemy, with Lillian (in 
the background, below) and sister Dorothy Gish (foreground).

Pascale bravely faced the elements of this burnt out edifice.

Here is Pascale and Anthonia in conversation during the shoot.

Anthonia and I wanted to shoot Pascale in Gatineau/Hull on the 30th of July,
but Pascale was off to southern France. So Anthonia became my model. She 
proved herself to be highly photogenic, jaw droppingly beautiful as she is in 
real life.

I urge you to check out Anthonia's webpage.
You will not be disappointed, especially if you are looking for a first class
make up artist.

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