Everybody has a place they call their office, maybe its a desk in a high rise or a shop in a mall but when you are a makeup artist your 'office' is in a different location every day.
Sometimes you are lucky that your office is outside, the sun is shining bright and the air is filled with the fragrance of spring blossoms. Just another hard day in the office hey :)
Have a look at these backstage images of a fashion shoot I did for a Swedish magazine. You can see our beautiful location, the team hard at work, digital assistant Darren enjoying his 'office' and me playing with the props.
Can you see my little set bag full of essentials to keep the model
looking fresh and beautiful for the outdoor shots?
Glorious sun filled outdoor shoots are definitely the perks of my job.
A not so fun side is that you sometimes have to abandon your friends and family cause you have to go abroad for a job. So also after this lovely shoot.
My cousin was staying over for a couple of days but I had to leave him the day after this shoot as I had to fly to Berlin for a job. Arriving on your own late at night in an empty hotel room is way less fun when you know that in your apartment back home you have family that came over especially to see you. The shoot (I hope I can show you the images soon as they are amazing!) took only one day and straight after we wrapped I could fly back home to spend some quality time with my cousin.
It is a downside of the job and my friends and family know that if they book a holiday to see me I might not be in the country cause of my work. Or when I make diner plans with friends I might not be able to make it if a shoot over runs and I'm in the studio till late in the evening.
But these are things you and the people around you learn to live with, and don't way up to all the perks. Cause after all I have the best job in the world!!