Certain ideas catch my fancy and I end up running with them for a while.  Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about texture and water.

I ended up printing the image above on canvas at about 4 feet long.  One viewer commented that at first glance, he thought he was looking at a Utah slot canyon, an impression that I found absolutely delightful.

Perhaps it’s the fact that Pacific Northwest winters can be quite dark and wet.  Perhaps it’s the fact that I have notoriously bad timing and it would be much more comfortable to shoot wet looks in the summer.  I’m not sure.  Whatever the reason, I’ve had water on my mind and I hope my models can forgive me for picking the dead of winter as the season to be misting them with water…



It’s rather difficult to achieve a skintone that looks wetter than water and also allows water to bead up on the surface of the skin.  Many thanks to may talented makeup artists for their tips and ideas!

Model: Lyssa Chartrand

Makeup: Thomas Park