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Face and Body Art Photo Shoots in Tempe

Posted in face & body art, press on April 11, 2010 by Clayton Hall


This is a prototype of our new Face & Body Art Photography ad that is set to kick off next week.  Face & Body Art Photography is a perfect compliment to our specialty of Model & Talent Photography in that almost all of the same techniques are used for both disciplines.  Today,  more so than ever, photographers need multiple revenue streams and various types of product offerings in order to stay competitive and in the game.

The following imagery is just a small sampling of the Empire West Studios (EWS) Face & Body Art Photography Portfolio that you’ll be seeing on the EWS blog.  As we finish production on each group of images in the portfolio a special blog will follow, so stay tuned.

EWS Face & Body Art ad models, Molly & Tasha, age 8, make their debut as The Butterfly Girls.

Alexa, model and talent…age 11, captivates the viewer in a very sensuous performance as Tiger Girl in this Empire West Studios Twin Set.

Alexa and her Mom, Katina, decide to show their fangs as The Tiger Women in this close-up Mother/Daughter portrait.

Tiger Women Alexa and Katina together in a beautiful Mother/Daughter portrait.  Notice how Alexa’s exquisitely
light touch elevates this image onto a whole new level.

Face & Body Art:  Nancy Kartoon
Hair for The Tiger Women:  Barbara Muller
Hair for The Butterfly Girls:  Ivy Esquibel

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Face Painting with Chianti and Jeff

Posted in behind the scenes, face & body art on March 18, 2010 by MassiveMissive

On Tuesday we had the fourth shoot in Clayton Hall and Nancy Kartoon’s face painting collaboration.  This time it was Chianti and her father Jeff who were the skin canvas’ for Nancy’s art.  Barbara Muller was on hair and creative direction…and just generally keeping us all on track.  Once again I shot both photo and video behind-the-scenes.  I actually shot more video than photos this time, so stay tuned for the video.  Video takes a little longer to edit and put together.  But in the meantime, here are a few of the best of the behind-the-scenes photos.  Nancy is simply amazing in her painting ability.  And Clayton was stellar as always in capturing the soul of his models.  We edited the finished film shots tonight and I was blown away by how great they were again.  Great job Clayton!


Jeff in his “Avatar meets Cat” paint


Chianti studying herself in the mirror


Chianti’s arm


Chianti patiently waiting as Barbara and Nancy both work on her


Barbara hard at work but still enjoying one of Nancy’s stories


Chianti finishing her Empire West Studios “homework”


Jeff at the beginning of his face painting journey


Gotta get those lips painted!

All images in this post © 2010 Bradley Swenson

Face Painting with Sara

Posted in behind the scenes, face & body art on February 7, 2010 by MassiveMissive
A couple images from Empire West Studios’ face painting shoot with Sara on Thursday this past week.  It was really fun and interesting to watch the transformation of Sara as Nancy Kartoon (the Face Painting Artist) painted her into “character”.  I can’t wait to see the final photos that Clayton took.  We will also be posting the final images from the first two face & body painting shoots that took place last month.  Stay tuned and get excited to see this new work!!
© 2010 Bradley Swenson
© 2010 Bradley Swenson