Photographer: Raphael Umscheid
Model: Susan Lee Rigg
Hair and makeup: Jennifer Cunningham
As a painter turned photographer, my photographic work is in a transitional phase becoming simpler and at the same time increasingly painterly. In this instance, the simplicity of the human form utilizing a minimal palette is punctuated with the addition of dramatic red lips. Susan Lee Rigg’s hair and posing add a bit of drama to the simple concept without weighing it down. Jennifer Cunningham’s make up application is all designed to lead one to the sparkly red lips. The end result of this is a pure body speaking to the viewer.