The Khaleesi Photoshoot - Part 2: Making of

Tässä hieman making of -materiaalia Khaleesi -kuvauksista!

Here are some making of photos from The Khaleesi Photoshoot!


Auton purkamista Marian kanssa!

Jos rajataan vähemmän tiukasti, aavikkomme olikin vähän vähemmän autenttinen... :D
Kuva: Miika Ylhäinen

Maria letittää Daeneryksen hiuksia. Dany pitelee ajan hengen mukaisesti hiuslakkaa. Kuva: Miika Ylhäinen

Mentiin naimisiin! Kuva: Miika Ylhäinen

Sitten oli Marian vuoro tehdä Alice - Madness returns -kuvaus! Mansikkakeittoa! Taustalla Miika pähkäilee settiään.

Läträtään hiukan mansikkake... siis verta! Kuva: Miika Ylhäinen


Daenerys feat Alice. Kuva: Miika Ylhäinen


Arvon Stormborn ja Alice pitivät niittyhyppelijäiset ja pitivät hauskaa. Pyöriäilijä oli hyvin vakava. Kuva: Miika Ylhäinen


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Meikkikeikat alkavat taas!

Työllisyystilanteeni muutosten vuoksi on tullut pitkästä aikaa ajankohtaiseksi alkaa taas tehdä keikkaa meikkipuolella. Tällä kertaa osuuskuntamme Taikamo mahdollistaa minulle kätevästi laskuttamisenkin, mikä tekee asioista huomattavasti helpompaa. Nyt kuitenkin pähkäilen brändäytymistä, nimeä ja muuta vastaavaa.

Hirveän suurelle läjälle kotisivuja minulla ei olisi sinänsä varaa, mutta onnistuisinko yhdistämään meikki- ja mallipuolen samojen sivujen alle? Nyt olisi toisaalta mahdollista modata ihan uusi nimi tuolle meikkipuolelle. Toivoisin sen ilmentävän sitä, että spessunani ovat nimenomaan tummanpuhuvat ja erikoiset naamasuttaukset. Kokopäiväduunia tuosta tuskin tulee, tiedostan sen, ja toki ne perus häämeikitkin onnistuvat. Mutta kiinnostavaa olisi järjestää esimerkiksi työpajoja ja meikkiopetuksia (...jolloin pääsisin hyödyntämään myös ryhmänohjaajakoulutustani.).



Naamakirjaan perustanen oman saittinsa, joka on vain suomeksi. ...Vai? Seuraisitteko mieluusti myös meikkipuolta Shadow Selfin FB-sivujen alla, huolimatta vieraskielisyydestä? Saattaisi vain olla helpompaa markkinoida spesialisoidusti, eivätkä ulkomaiset lukijat välttämättä ole se suora targettini markkinoinnissa.

Nyt kuulisinkin erittäin mielelläni ajatuksianne.

1) FB-saitti meikeistä puhtaasti erilleen vai Shadow Self -sivun yhteyteen?
2) Jos erilleen, tuleeko mieleen muhevaa nimiehdotusta? :)

Tässä muutamia tekeleitä vuosien varrelta. Tällä kertaa sellaista, mitä on tullut väsättyä muille. :)

Emmi Honkalan malliportfoliokuva, smokey eyes.
Kuva: Nadi Hammouda

Dudetkin onnistuvat luonnollisesti! Film Noirin hengessä tehty kuvaus meikkeineen. Mallina Joni.
Kuva: Jere Satamo

Hair-musikaalin tehty vanhuksen meikki näkyi 50 metrisen katsomon perällekin.
Mallina Maisa.

Luonnostaan voimakkaasti pisamaisen Laura Turpeisen piti muuttua kiinalaiseksi silkki-ihoksi larppiin.

Sannan malliportfolioon tehtiin klassinen smokey eyes.
Kuva: Nadi Hammouda

Sellaista tällä kertaa. Kaipaisin tosiaan asiallisia ajatuksia, toiveita ja vinkkejä tuohon markkinointipuoleen. Mitä haluaisit asiakkaana nähdä? Miten tahtoisit seurata meikkipuolta mieluiten?

Ja luonnollisestikin: jos sinulla on tarvetta saada laadukas meikki kuvauksiin, keikalle, haastatteluun, televisioon ja mediaan tai mihin tahansa, ole rohkeasti yhteydessä ja tiedustele hintoja!

ida.kaukonen@gmail.com

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Parrot makeup: Galah


Seuraava papukaijojen inspiroima meikkini on ruusukakadu (Eolophus roseicapilla). Tämä meikki on omistettu erityisesti ystävälleni Annille, joka haaveilee omasta ruusukakadustaan. :)


My next parrot inspired makeup is galah aka rose-breasted cockatoo (Eolophus roseicapilla). This one is owned for my friend Anni who is dreaming about her own galah. :)

Katso myös
See also:

Parrot makeup: Caique
Parrot makeup: Blue-fronted amazon


Tein tämän aika randomilla. Halusin testata uutta LimeCrimen pinkkiä Velvetine -huulipunaa ja... no. Huulipunan jälkeen halusin tehdä tämän meikin. Lisäsin silmien ulkonurkkiin pienet harmaat höyhenet neitokakaduiltani. Neitokakadut ja ruusukakadut ovat etäisesti sukua, joten se ei ehkä haittaa, vaikka laji onkin eri.  Desaturoin hiuksistani sinisiä osia hieman. Kuvat jotenkin vativat sen, jotta saatiin oikea fiilis. Eli ei siis huolta, turkoosia löytyy yhä!

This was actually quite random. I wanted to try out my new LimeCrime's pink Velvetine lipstick and.. well. After putting the lipstick I wanted to do this make up. I added little grey feathers of my cockatiels to the outer corners of the eyes. Cockatiels and galahs are distantly related, so maybe it's not that bad. I desaturated my hair a bit so that it would look more grey than blue from some parts. I think the pics sort of needed that... So no worries, there's still turquoise!


 

Merry christmas to everyone! <3

Shadow Self

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Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

Ursula during her younger years!

Photo: Maria Maunula
Model / MUA / Edit: Shadow Self


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Hellsinki by Night!


Kävin Helsingissä viikonloppuna. Perjantaina viimeisteltiin tatuointini - siitä lisää myöhemmin. Ensin vietin yön ystäväni Iiriksen luona. Iiris omistaa kasvattini Nablan. Se oli todellinen rauhan tyyssija, ja nautin todella paljon siitä, että sain uppoutua hetkeksi rauhaisaan maailmaan, jossa illalla nautittiin lasi punaviiniä ja aamulla persikkaista teetä. Lauantaina siirryin Marian luokse. Maria on pitkäaikainen ystäväni, alunperin netin kautta. Olemme viimeisen vuoden ajan tehneet ja suunnitelleet yhdessä jokusen kuvauksen. Siihen se meni nytkin! 20 minuuttia ennen lähtöä kaupungille kuvasimme ripeästi kummastakin joitain ruutuja. Saldo oli yllättävän hyvä aikaan nähden! Tässä muutama esimerkki.

I visited Helsinki last weekend. On friday my tattoo was finished - more about that coming later. The first night I stayed at Iiris, my friend who owns one of my cockatiel babies. It was the real haven of peace, and I really enjoyed the feeling of sinking into some other world where one drinks a glass of red wine in the evening and some peach tea in the morning. On saturday I went to see Maria. She's my long-term friend I met originally online. This year we've planned and fulfilled some photo shoots together. ...And that's what we did again! 20 minutes before we went to a bar we took some shots. The succes rate was actually quite good! Here are a couple examples.

Photo: Maria Maunula
Model & Edit: Shadow Self
Photo & edit: Maria Maunula
Model & MUA: Shadow Self
Kuvailun jälkeen lähdimme Hellsinki RockGirlsien tapaamiseen. Palaverissa juteltiin hieman siitä, mitä porukkamme tahtoo tehdä ja mitä haluamme olla. Lisäksi pääsin tapaamaan muita tyttöjä, mikä oli kivaa! Porukka oli totisesti awesome. :)

After that we went to Hellsinki RockGirls! We sat down and talked about our group and what we would like to do in the future. It was so nice to meet the other girls! They were so awesome. :)

Maria and me

Me, Maria and Emilia

Kun palaveri oli ohi, siirryimme baariin viettämään iltaa. Loppuyö olikin paljolti tätä:

When the official meeting was over we went to bar to spend the evening. The rest of the night was pretty much this:


Piakkoin luvassa lisää näytteitä minun ja Marian 20 minuutin pikaphotoshootista!

Soon you'll get to see more pictures from that "20 minutes quick photoshoot".

Luvs,

Shadow Self

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Medusa



I took a new piercing, medusa aka philtrum. I had been dreaming about vertical labret but since my normal labret is still kicking it couldn't be done. I still wanted... something. I usually don't do scars to my skin without really concidering but this time I had some adrenaline flowing - and I wanted to do something spontaneous. I asked the piercing studio worker to recommend something. She thought jestrum wouldn't suit me for my thin upper lip, but a medusa would be lovely. I have love/hate-relationship towards the medusa and my boyfriend didn't like them that much, but for some reason I decided to do it.

To be honest, at first... I hated it. I had a couple rougher days and I hadn't slept much, and for some reason I though I looked like someone drew a line from my nose to my lips. The ball felt too big and everything was wrong. But this is actually a good example of how it affects me if I am tired. After an exhausting week I finally had a chance to sleep one good night and when I woke up... I suddenly loved it! It might be also because the swelling had reduced a lot that it looked much better. Now I feel like it belongs there and would definately not want to take it off! I kinda like how it's a bit more visible than normal labret and it gives this idea like I had a little drop of rain on my lips, haha!

Anyways, I like it. :) Here are some pics!



 





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Bad selfie week

I do a lot of selfies. Even when you may not even see that they are selfies. But I quite rarely do those comical-concidered duckfaces, mirror selfies or such. It's not that I have much against them - I just think I have the equipment to offer better quality and that's what I personally enjoy more than mobile quality. Then I saw some post where the author wrote about selfies in kind of a harsh way. He had picked up some random selfies from random people and had something bad to say about each. Yes, some of them were very embarrassing, but most of them just made me think "So? What's so terrible in this one?". The author did mention that some of the selfies are irritating because he didn't see that his face would be worth of taking pictures. Kind of sad, in many ways. But the main thougth that woke up was this:

People take selfies, because we are curious to have a view about ourselves. Those who have the perfect self-esteem are rare, and a little snapshot might actually show you that hey, you are not that bad after all. Then why do we share it to the other people? To be all me-me-me? Maybe partly, but guess what? Quite many things you do are quite "me-me-me", you know why? Because it's your life. It would be pretty damn lonely if we never shared when we were happy or proud of ourselves. Some people judge that but oh well. That's again another issue. If someone doesn't really want to share the happiness or good self-esteem, it's okay. Maybe there are those who are good just being happy by themselves and that is totally fine. But there are also those who need the social communication and encouragements from their friends. It feels nice. Why would it be bad thing to feel nice? Why do some people have to replace the words "feeling good about herself" with the words "narcissistic bragging"?

If you have had some good excercise and want to take a picture of the results because it makes you feel better and makes the results more concrete, just take the picture! Inside cars the light is usually quite good: if you happen to look good when sitting inside a car, just take that picture. Selfies aren't supposed to be professional quality. You don't have to think about the background. (Okay, just make sure there's no-one taking dumps behind you or such. ) It's not like you are supposed to be doing some masterpiece of Arts Academy. You are just documenting yourself. Taking memories of moments when you felt good. And if that capture helps your self-esteem and gives you better mood, wouldn't it be worth it? World is rather depressing allready - why wouldn't we try to enjoy when we can?

My friends joked that I should take some sort of a bad selfie. The idea actually went further. To encourage people to have a little bit fun I had a bad selfie week. During the week I did some common "mistakes" while taking a bunch of selfies. (I aimed to those that are a bit more innocent since I want to encourage people to have fun - not to be stupid.)

The week began with the legendary...

...duckface!

And then came the bath room picture, using mirror!

 But this wasn't enough: viewers (read: Nea :D) had their wish come true.

And then came the toilet seat pictures!

 ...And shower pose!


And of course the "yes, I am taking it by myself" picture with arm.


And shooting your body through the mirror with only little clothes on - usually to show your awesome abs! I didn't have that sort of material but I found my surgery scar poses!

And here's the "I have a new piercing" -picture.



...And thanks to Sami, I actually did finally have also this one awkward shot. ;)

Anyways. Have fun when taking photos: Don't take it too seriously. :) The most important thing is to be happy.

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Hair modelling

I was hair modelling for Kirsi Lundén. She's gonna have her final examn to be a haird dresser in tuesday and I'll be the head that carries her masterpiece!

At first she dyed my hair and bleached the roots to be pure white. It was interesting to see someone else do the color that I usually do myself. The mobile quality won't show it at all, though, but Kirsi did amazing job! Anyways, here's the blowdried hair that she started to work with:


(And because I was spending there time from 9 AM to 5 PM I had to have some energy with me. ;) )


And so Kirsi began to build a tight ponytail.

 The ponytail had this donut shaped thing that I don't know the english word for. Some extensions were attached and warming rolls added.

Slooowly creating some waves!



And here's the result. (My hair color is actually blue turquoise). There will probably be just a couple little changes to improve it even more but I think Kirsi did awesome job again! Let's give her thumbs up to get good points! :)




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