I can now talk about the project that I started to do at the beginning of this year. At first I was terrified of sharing. What would people think? How would they react? I think at some point I decided not to think about it as much. This is my prototype series, its okay for me to make mistakes. I took a shot at something from my imagination and tried my best for it to come true.
If I believe correctly, I started sculpting the mask towards the end of January. Collecting all the butterflies and carving the mask to fit a face nicely. I haven't really had experinece making my own props before. All for new experiences! Masks are a little part of my lifestyle, having family in Louisiana and going to New Orleans a lot, I always collected throughout the years were Mardi Gras masks. So it was a fun thing for me to try to do.
Next was to find a model. One of my goals is to be better at reaching out to people and asking for someone to hang out and model. So I reached out to an old friend from my high school days, Eden. She always posted the coolest selfies and has cool hair. I was very pleased that I got the courage to message her on Facebook and asked her if she could model for me. And she said yes!
These are some of the behind the scene photos that I took of Eden getting ready to have fake blood on her face. This was a point in time where in had no studio at all, so it just looked like the one car garage as it was before. She was such a champ or posing and having fake blood everywhere!
So those were the best two looks that came out of this prototype series. I'm so glad to act out on an idea. But now i know what to fix on my mask and learn how to make it better.
I also added in a small selfie with the mask. The mini series didn't feel complete with only two!
Catherine Segura is a Millennial Slacker working her way to being full time Wet Plate Photographer, she occasionally picks up a DSLR camera.