Juan Sánchez Castillo's Makeup Landscapes

Photographer Juan Sánchez Castillo calls his new series "Making It Up." He used specialized makeup and human miniatures to create active landscapes on a model. With the right staging, her face became a world inhabited by children, landscapers, painters, and mountain climbers.

Castillo has helpfully provided a lengthy, detailed description of how he staged and shot every image in the series. As you might expect, the snowy scene was particularly challenging:

When everything was ready for the shoot, we glued the figures in their positions and spread an even layer of snow powder with a strainer. And while I was shooting, the makeup artist continued sifting the snow powder from above the frame. It was quite difficult to work with the powder. The model had to keep her eyes shut because of it, and we had to pause between shots to allow her to take a breath of some clean air.

We also had to cover the entire place with bedding sheets in order to avoid my wife killing me after the shoot!

-via Khool


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