‘Let’s work together again soon!’
When I took stills for Screen Northants during the filming of ‘Fortune Cookies’ – which I should tell you about someday – I met Vicky Stuart who was one of the Hair & Make Up Artists (HMUA). Since then, we have worked together a number of times in her capacity as a model and as HMUA and every time we finish a project one of us will always say ‘Let’s work together again soon!’
Vicky is currently studying for a B.A. Hons in Hair, Makeup & Prosthetics for Stage and Screen at University of Northampton and during a conversation we came up with an idea for a collaboration where HMUA & photography students might work with fellow students from the acting course being the models. The actors would receive free headshots, the photography students would have use of my lighting while the HMUAs would prepare the models and maintain the hair and makeup between costume changes.
We decided that, it would make sense to keep this low-key – small and manageable – and, if participants found it enjoyable and useful, we could consider arranging another collaboration in the future.
Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, two of the participants (one HMUA and one photographer) had to pull out after the morning preparations at the University of Northampton before joining me at the Delapre Community Rooms.