Beauty Session in Studio

Today is the day we hand over the keys to the studio that has seen both Chris Allan Photo, and Peppermintpix grow a few hundred percent in the last 2 years. Although it is fantastic to move into our new home studio, we will miss the everyday interaction with the retailers and restauranteurs, the hairdressers and framers and art galleries of The Quarter, our little shopping centre behind the Dubai themed Lifestyle centre that draws most of the Ballito traffic.

One of the coolest businesses there  is Cafe Barber where beautiful women cut men’s hair while we watch sport, or the 80’s specials on VH1.  The company is great, the cuts affordable and the employees were sometimes lured across  to the little studio opposite for a portfolio shoot.

Tyler was kind enough to help me out with a few ideas I have had for a beauty/portrait shoot. We messed around with make-up, lighting and some simple props for a couple of hours and these are the final images…
Halfway

Delicious

Music

Reversed music

Photo portrait

Dark thoughts