James Walters

Before & After- Makeup

James Walters
Before & After- Makeup

Now that it's possible to photoshop everything within an inch of it's life, I have overheard people saying that they get a little sloppy with their makeup knowing that they can simply ask the photographer to fix or enhance it later.  I have a better idea.  Get a professional makeup artist instead.  

Here is a before/ after of a demonstration video that I just shot with Ashley Mooney.  We used simple window light.  I put my camera on a tripod which never moved. The angle and quality of the light was consistent from start to finish and there is ZERO editing or computer magic done on either image.  Bottom line, no camera or lighting tricks were used  to get these results.  It's all in the makeup.

Since I witnessed all of the different stages of makeup being applied, I didn't fully appreciate the magnitude of the transformation until I saw the first and last images on my camera.  I can say with all sincerity that I was astounded by the transformation.  Our model Sarah walked in beautiful, she walked out even more so.

How will history remember you? Okay, that's heavy, and we just met, so I'll take the pressure off and begin again by introducing myself. My mission is to help you answer that first question. I want to show you and your world in a way you haven't seen before and at some point hopefully incite a small riot inside your head. An unapologetic Gen-X warrior for self-expression, I help people tell their stories. Not just the pretty and polished, "made for Linkedin" version, but the real essence of their legacy. At my core, I'm a visual artist. The still photographic image has been my story telling medium for decades. Now I use words, images and on the rare occasion images in motion to push others to be more, do more and express more than they originally thought was reasonable. Are you still reading this? Really? I'm impressed. Moving on... I am Southern, though not fried. In my view, Bar-b-que should be enjoyed with any sauce on hand at the time. There is no need to quibble over which style of sauce best compliments. The real question is, "slaw or hushpuppies?" The correct answer is, "yes!".