Fresh Ink

It's finally out! The LOOK Hawaii Magazine issue featuring the photos I shot back in January 2009 is finally out!
 
I didn't shoot the cover photo (2nd pic) but I two beautiful glossy double-truck spreads inside! I styled the spread entirely from a new
vintage boutique named CLOTH (located at 909 Kapiolani Blvd.) that carries the most amazing collection of vintage wear I've seen so far.
 
It's such a trip to see my work reproduced large in a magazine! It's such a surreal honor. Speaking of surreal, the weirdest compliment (?) I received about the photos has to be "Oh my god, are those real people?". I guess if you're not used to seeing my vintage processing, you have to do a double-take to decide what is "different" about the photos. Looking at them now, I can see how someone might thing I painted them.
 
The third photo is of my original sketch and the final outfit. I sketched the outfits after researching the outfits in CLOTH. Once I knew what I wanted, I drew it and made sure we stayed as close to the sketch as possible. Planning ahead is such an important skill to develop. Admittedly, it isn't easy, but it pays off in the end!
 
My success is a shared one. The wonderful team that helped it all come together consisted of two fabulous makeup artists, Toni P. Farley and Sarah la Glam, two gorgeous models, Blake and Eirik, and of course the help of one awesome photo editor Ryan Kerns. Thanks also to Karlel, the Editor in Chief of LOOK Hawaii Magazine, for hiring me to work on the issue.
 
Find a copy or subscribe to the magazine by going to the LOOK Hawaii Magazine website. Tell 'em Cheyne sent ya!