I’ve been waiting for the right time and place to do this shoot for a few months. I initially wanted to use the effect in a commercial shoot, but there were too many concerns with safety, so the idea got canned. I’m glad I finally got to do it for myself!
OUCH! - A BEAUTIFULLY PAINFUL PORTRAIT
After initially noticing Alayna’s dimples while she was making coffee for me at Cafe Vita, I began to initiate conversation. I soon discovered that she had been previously pierced in both cheeks. An idea quickly came to mind and I pitched it to her. That was three months ago. Yesterday, with the help from Blake, a well known piercing expert who runs Nomad, and Alayna, my cool new friend who enjoys occasional stabbings in the face, I was able to execute my idea exactly how I saw it in my head.