beautiful grim

11:55 PM

"The Beautiful Grim"
Photography and Art Direction by Hannah Bacalla
Styling by yours truly
White crown headpiece by Yves Camingue
Make-up by Maricarl-Janah
Model: Vanessa East

I wasn't sure how I would contain my excitement at the prospect of working with Hannah again for a concept shoot. Hannah may be young (younger than me, I think), but she is on top of her game. I've always held her at a very high regard for her tasteful work. She knows what she wants, has one of the sharpest eyes for fashion and art in the industry, and overall just a nice and easy person to work with. It's always a pleasure to be working with Hannah.

Hannah has always had a fascination with dolls so we went ahead and shot Vanessa in a sort of Victorian porcelain-doll inspired shoot. Funny because I was totally thinking of Kiera Knightley and how pale and sickly she looks in her period films, so we kind of wanted that vibe. Beauty blogger/make-up artist Maricarl-Janah did so well in achieving the make-up peg as well. 

The result is truly arresting, really beautiful but gives you a sense of dread and gloom as well--exactly what we had in mind. Hope you guys like it!

I'm collaborating again with Hannah this weekend, and it's going to be a totally different story this time. I'll make sure to keep you posted. 

Please check out more of Hannah's work by visiting her site here.

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  1. Wow this eerily haunting!her skin is so porcelain like! Id love to be photograhed like this someday.;)

  2. Wicked!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Nice one guys! I'm starting to eye on Hanna's photos...interesting...

  3. wow! talk about mad skillzzz!
    how I wish I could also get the chance to work with you talented ladies! I just love Janah's work on this. Flawless! :D

  4. I'm going insane with this photo good job guys para lata syang porcelain doll grabe grabe I should blog about you na talaga mamang winner guid ka ayo

  5. Looks like a Victorian doll indeed. Hannah is so talented, like, wicked!! I've been following her way way back and she's just getting better and better at it.

  6. this is beautiful i love it!!! the make up is excellent as well!!
    awesome teamwork!!

  7. i've always been a fan og hannah bacalla.. i love her being creative and superb talent. :) i lvoethe styling geng and angayan kaau ang ledom.

  8. Jakathraaaaa! Mao na ni akong favorite photo niya hahaha I love!

  9. OMG that's Ms. East?! Di ko nakilala! And seriously, great work!! Grabe ang feelings - mysteriously scary na ewan. Congrats!

  10. I know! Wish it were every morning, my ged!!! Katt and I work together at elamp :) I've seen you with her but we havent been introduced. Hello Eden superfabulous! Im Gayle. hehehe dugay na ko follower sa imo blog. :)


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