Gathering inspiration from our surroundings is a given when it comes to creating. Nature, books, and media can offer literally thousands of images to spark endless hours of day dreaming.
Sometimes beauty ideals can be derived from less than likely sources. For me, there is a certain beauty in being nomadic. Transient. To be alone with your thoughts and your experiences. Sun burnt skin, waxen locks, and stubble that has become a fashionable welcome into your routine.
These nuances take center stage in this beautiful series featuring Tony Trahan. Vintage clothing sourced by fashion stylist Jamie Gorden elevated the mood photographed by Calvin VonDara.
Tony’s hair (which was a fun extension project to achieve the length) was styled to create a lived in wavy, ropey, almost dread-locked effect. My go to product for this effect is Wella Ocean Spritz Texture Spray. I mist the midshaft and ends of dry hair until damp. I then dried the hair with a diffuser on a low setting. I repeated these steps 3 times in order to achieve a lived in effect.
Skin that has been parched, weathered, and bronzed by the scorching sun has a certain beauty to it as well. There is an increase in pigment that has a ruddines to it. I achieved this effect by first protecting Tony’s skin with my favorite primer containing SPF, Chantecaille Anti Glycation SPF Primer.
To emulate the rudiness on his skin, I decided to layer various veils or washes of color for a non powdery effect.
I used the same brush with the remaining product and buff a small amount of Dior Nude Air Tan in Shades Cinnamon and Golden Honey. I found that if the dual fibre brush was damp, it almost melted the already satin product into the skin. I distributed the colors as shown in the pattern diagrammed below.
I hope you enjoy the series as much as we did while creating it!
Hair and Makeup : Walter Fuentes of The Campbell Agency |http://www.wafuartistry.com
Photography: Calvin VonDara
Fashion Styling: Jamie Gorden & Brocke Lyons
Model: Tony Trahan courtesy of The Campbell Agency