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World travelling, north of the 49th living, Caribbean born, Barcelona dreaming makeup artist. A motionless perpetual motion machine.
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The Empire


A Rose By Any Other Name


It has been a while since I have done an indie non-union gig. I have not done many features in the past few years or so, instead I have worked several series back to back. As I acknowledge the difference in pace between a series and a feature, I get hit by the remembrance of how different working an indie feature is. There is a definite feeling of people putting in and all pulling together to make something wonderful a reality. There is something very very satisfying about working this particular gig, but, big or small, indie or union gig, feature or series, the realisation that I am being trusted to take part in something someone or several someones have dedicated a portion of their life and energy towards is incredible.

Empire of Dirt has the feeling of a community which is fitting considering the content of the story (I'm not giving anything away, you'll just have to look for it when it comes out) yet I came to appreciate the same thing was true with the LA Complex and Almost Heroes as it was for Puppets Who Kill and How She Move. All of these shows/movies were someone's "babies" and I was lucky enough to be a part of it.


Sometimes Life Ain't Pretty

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2179035/?ref_=nv_sr_4

Sometimes my job isn't about making people pretty, sometimes it's about making them look real. Real for the situation, the circumstances. Sometimes it's about looking around me and pulling from what I see as opposed to how I want things to be...smudgy eyeliner, touselled hair instead of the usual picture perfect looks.

I have said it before and I shall say it again, it is about removing my ego from the equation and giving the most telling looks. The makeup which best tells the story.


The Sights, The Setting


These are a series of pix from the various locations we shot. Kensington Market being my fave, but the beauty of Innisfil, Sunderland, and Keswick can not be denied.


Kensington Market morning

The Art of Kensington

Cara Gee (left) and Shay Eyre on set

Shay Eyre and Jennifer Podemski on location in Innisfil

The wildlife of Sunderland
The beauty of Keswick
The Art of Kensington

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