We have 6 subjects lined up in the next 5 months and applications are still open so don't hesitate to pop over to our 'Register' page on the website if you feel the EXPOSED team can help you bring your trauma into the light.
Ali (On behalf of The EXPOSED Project Team)
In order to achieve the image that Shazzy wanted to portray on the outside, 3 different sets of photographs had to be taken, along with 3 separate makeup looks.
Again both our makeup artist Diane and photographer Angela surpassed themselves, creating amazing visuals. And our project founder Ali excelled at keeping everyone fed and watered on the extremely hot day that it was!
However, again as always, the mood lightened as everyone found their groove, and there were many opportunities for jokes, laughter and sisterly support. As this was our third time working together, there was a real sense of progression in the project and a feeling of comfort as we are all gelling beautifully as a team now.
We held our second photo shoot for EXPOSED on Thursday October 1st. It was another wonderful moment seeing our project moving forward, and assisting our next participant in showing her inside trauma on the outside.
As Mack was made up by Diane, we chatted and joked around to keep the mood fun and relaxed. Her makeup consisted of a disheveled look, bruised, heartbroken and tired. Angela undertook some lighting setup and test shooting while also discussing and trying out different layouts and setups for Mack's photo.
We cannot wait to showcase the end result to the public at exhibition!
'Some of the brightest smiles, hold the darkest secrets'
While Mack continues her own personal relationship with spirituality, her faith in organised religion was shattered completely and irrevocably.
As a successful business woman, wife, mother and grandmother, Mack hopes to confront and see off the demons of this lifelong trauma by exposing her inside on the outside.
The representation of this will be confronting but incredible to photograph and exhibit. Stay tuned in early October for behind the scenes photos and blog.
We had our very first photo shoot for EXPOSED on Saturday 22nd August. It was incredibly exciting to be finally commencing the project and seeing months of hard work come together for this moment.
It was an emotionally draining but incredibly bonding photo shoot with an amazing team, and it was fantastic seeing the birth of our collective vision in our very first photo shoot. Thank you to our amazing team - Ali for being our first model, conceiving and developing this amazing project, to Diane for the exceptional special-effects makeup and her other creative input with the photo setup, and also to our talented photographer Angela who managed the entire studio, lighting and photographic process like the consummate professional that she is.
Finally thank you to our assistants Mark and River for your help in setting up, packing down, helping with the behind the scene photos and modelling.
We look forward to our next shoot in early October 2015. Stay tuned!!
The Exposed Project Team