Makeup and hair for “Women in Malta”

I’ve always interested in life experience, my own life experience and people’s life experience. And they all teach me something. I have Anabel and Remi as makeup artist and hairstylist of my exhibition project “Women in Malta”. They taught me something. Anabel just lives a few blocks away from me, so we went to Valletta for photo shoots together in the morning. Normally it takes about 30 minutes to get to Valletta but if we meet traffic that can be an hour or more. She didn’t want to take the chance being late. “What time we have to be in Valletta tomorrow?” She asked. “8 o’clock” I replied. “I’ll pick you up at 6:30” She said. It turns out we always get to Valletta before 8am or a lot earlier and I’m very happy about it. She was quite persistent to check the makeup in my camera before I started to shoot. I often forgot to check and she would ask. She wants her work to look perfect in the photos and we did went on and on with some details. I know the more she cares the better the result. When I started to look for people to work […]

Women in Malta – working progress

(Something resembling!!!) I’d like to think that I am immortal (too much The Lord of The Rings), I perform magic (too much Harry Potter and photography) and time is the most valuable thing and everything (too much Lucy. I’m having a love-and-hate relationship with time. ) There are rough times when I have to keep telling myself “don’t give up, keep going. ” But it’s nicer to hear someone to say it. (Friends are awesome!) Anyway, after months’ preparation, contacting, meetings, research and work, finally “Women in Malta” is going to start the photo shoots next week. I’m very excited about it. This project has been testing my stamina and put me through challenges, nothing is easy in life as we all know it. It’s been a great ride and a lot of fun. (I’m loving it) I’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who help me with this project, I can’t do it without you and am immensely grateful to you. The photographs for the “Women in Malta” exhibition won’t be uploaded to Facebook or Website. it’s totally “hush hush” as I would like to invite EVERYONE, all of you, to come to see the exhibition. […]

Facing the camera, photogenic or not?

Many people are shy or some even have the fear when facing the camera. Many of my clients told me that they think they’re not photogenic or they just don’t look good in front of camera. But I alway found the problem is not what they think is it. They just simply don’t know how to express themselves in front of the camera and sometimes lack of confidence. It’s like everything, for example, like playing valley ball or any other sport. If you have a good coach and you practice a lot, then you get better and eventually be good at it. It’s the same with facing a camera and being photographed. I like to talk to my client when I’m shooting. Sometimes I talk too much or I tell jokes to my client then I got the shots with lots of laughter. Well, that’s me, I always like a bit of girly talk and I love to see the beautiful smiles. Just because I love the smiles and the beautiful gaze so much that I try all sort of ways to get the natural look and smile. That’s how I get people to be relaxed when they meet me the […]