Perceptions of Beauty: Created and Fabricated

Advances in technology have sparked interesting conversations about authentic beauty. "Is this real or photoshopped?" "Is she actually pretty or is it all the makeup she's wearing?" With this project, I wanted to create a marriage between the natural and unnatural. Each model's look is inspired by specific flowers I've photographed. I intended to re-create the natural beauty of a flower using elements made solely for artificial beauty: makeup and plant replicas. I attempted to create harmony between the artificial pieces and the natural human form so the viewer sees beauty in general and not a war between what's real and fake.

Makeup Artist for "Dahlinova," "Cyclamen" and "African Violet" : Austin Lindeman.