|Keera Sama as a mermaid, Sunday, Nov 7th|
Saturday I met with documentary maker, James Anthony McElligot. I had been preparing a circus performer, Diann Gonzalez, with evening make-up, when James arrived to do an interview on me for his upcoming documentary on the world of body painting. This documentary is meant to cover all forms of body painting and all levels of body painting, to give an accurate and objective view of what body painting is in all it's faces.
|In the process of painting a mermaid.|
|Running out of time, painting while eating.|
Sunday James came out to film the mermaid body painting & photoshoot I did with model & belly dancer (and fashion designer) Keera Sama and photographer Marc Bourcier at Oyster Shack (bar & seafood restaurant). Originally this was a photoshoot that Keera & Marc were planning to do in the summertime, I offered to join the collaboration and we were meant to do teh shoot on the ocean but unfornatuly unexpected circumstances occurred and postponed the shoot. We decided that since it was the autumn and we didn't watn to wait until summer, that we would do the shoot at the Oyster Shack, who were gracious in accepting and assisting in our collaboration.
|Marc Bourcier showing photos.|
I am very lucky the photographer, Marc, is a very patient man. We were supposed to be finished the body painting by 7:30pm but both Keera and I were late to get started, pushing the shoot back by an hour. Additionally it took 6 & half hours to do the body painting (torso) including hair & make-up.
I can't wait to see how the documentary progresses. More news to come!
|James, Keera & the artist.|