This bison jawbone recently joined my dead collection and I knew I needed to use it in some self-portraits. I was really inspired by Sylvia Ji’s “Shapeshifter” series last year, but never got around to creating my own photographic rendition of “Red Caribou”. So when brainstorming makeup ideas, I was immediately drawn back to the gorgeous red tribal face paintings featured in her works.
After I had coated my face in lipstick and shed a few tears putting these contact lenses in, I realized I left my Cyber Syncs in my boyfriend’s car and wouldn’t be able to use my lights. Rather than postpone this idea after all the hardwork I already invested, I decided to manipulate all natural light like the good ol’ days! And actually, I’m glad I didn’t use strobes. I couldn’t be happier with the way these came out!