|Tara Abrahams Make-Up
That's me, giving Christeen cutting scars!
Hello world! I did an awesome photo shoot recently, so I thought I'd blog about it! The photographer, Jennelle Gee (Geejers) came up with a concept of pretty much suicide/self-harm and from the minute I heard about it, I was excited. I LOVE when I get to do special effects make-up! So I jumped on the opportunity. The shoot ended up with only two models, but we had so much fun with it! One model, Christeen, got to get a little bloody with a slit wrist and scarring, as if she had been a cutter. She also played the part of the suicidal hanging girl, so I bruised her neck as if the rope had left a nasty mark. The other model, Darian, was a drug (heroin) addict, so I got to give her all sorts of little bruises, as if she'd been shooting up a bit too much. I also made her cry. All this was shot in a broken down, abandoned house, somewhere in the middle of Auburn, California. The walls were all busted; the floor was breaking in (Jennelle almost felt through at one point!); the walls were covered in graffiti; there was even an old bathtub filled with nastiness and a busted mattress on the ground. Overall, I must say it was one of the most fun shoots I've ever gotten to do. I can't wait to do more work like this!
If blood and gore doesn't make you pass out, go check out the final shots in the make-up fx section!/make-up-fx.html