I first collaborated with The Beauty Jar and AzulOx on this creative shoot a while ago, but I figured I’d share some of my favorite photos. The work of a hairstylist who can tame my shape-resistant hair and a photographer who can make me look tough deserve extra documentation.
I had fun putting together a few edgy outfits and mean-mugging for the camera. The sweltering heat and public set (a mural-coated parking lot downtown) posed a few challenges, but it was worthwhile from the first heating of a crimping iron to the victorious Gatorade chugging as we packed up to leave.
Here, the little-black-dress-and-wild-hair combo done three different ways:
Josh has a way of making his subjects feel super comfortable and getting the best shots out of them. It was hard to keep my angry model face because we were laughing half the time. Get a peek at his creative process on his blog.
If you’re in need of some primping in Austin, I definitely recommend The Beauty Jar. The whole staff is sweet and welcoming. Auralia works magic on hair. Seriously: she molded it into that architectural orb in like five minutes. Brizy does gorgeous makeup and individually applied lashes that will turn you into a living doll. Check ’em out.