There are few photographers in the world of fashion and beauty whose work is synonymous with pushing the edge of sexy and artistic the way Mike Ruiz does. Partner that vision up with Mike Shanti, one of coolest, hottest and edgiest male models out there who is always willing to go along for the ride and push the envelope, and add the beautiful makeup artistry of the fabulous Eduard Duyos and you get this gorgeous creative artistry story – Straight to the Pointillism. We wanted to learn more about the making of this incredible story so we went right to sources.
How did you come up with the pointillistic concept for this shoot?
Eduard: Mike Ruiz came up with the concept of using the pointillism technique used in the fine arts for the shoot. Art and fashion have always been a huge inspiration for me and the opportunity to explore new ways to approach classical art techniques really excited me to push my artistry further and to the next level.
The model, Mike Shanti, has a very specific energy and image, how did this play into the creation of the makeup and images?
Eduard: When Mike Ruiz sent me the image of our model, I was completely inspired to design the looks based on what I could sense just from the picture. Mike Shanti’s picture inspired this tribal alien meets Continue reading