c2002 Painting and photo by Mark
le cirque de démons
HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE PARTY
November 1st, 2002
The historic San Carlos Hotel in downtown Phoenix
played host to an upscale Masquerade Party thrown by Switch Entertainment
on this Friday following Halloween. The setting was the high end
lounge, Privé, that had been transformed into a cultural marketplace by
the pyrotechnic performances by Culte de Fue and amazing performances by Afro-Brazilian music and dance troupe Axe Capoeria.
Amidst the array of festive costumes were two
intriguing she-devils that at times stole the spotlight and then
disappeared into the shadows. Professional models Azure and Gaby
were painted from head to toe with a fiery red and then fitted with horns
to complete the motif. The bodypainting session started around 6:00
at Switch Entertainment's office which is only a few short blocks from the
San Carlos Hotel. The paint, Totally Tattoo brand from Badger
Airbrush, was airbrushed on the bodies of the two models first.
Since this paint is not recommended for faces, a different brand of liquid
make-up was needed to be airbrushed for the faces and ears. Luckily
Ben-Nye makes a liquid make-up that exactly matches the color of the
Totally Tattoo bodypaint. Kandy from DDK Studio was challenged with
doing the glamour make-up over a red foundation and did a fantastic job of
pulling it off.
After the painting was complete it
was off to a quick photoshoot before heading to the party. We found
a bedroom and pulled every light we could find into the space and told the
two she-devils to "act natural". Who knew they would turn
it on so much and turn the photoshoot hot as hell (pun intended).
I'm not sure who had the most fun in this session, but let me say that a
good time was had by all.
While I was cleaning up
the mess we all made at Switch, the two "evils" made their grand
entrance into the party. I was told that Gaby had decided not to
wear a top for her entrance and since there were a lot of red lights in
the club, it appeared that not only was she topless, but there was no way
to tell that she was even painted. For the rest of the night they
remained scantily clad in the black bra, panties, and boots and could have
easily tempted Adam with the forbidden fruit.
Here are a few of the images from the
photoshoot. Click on the images to enlarge them. Azure is on
the left and Gaby is on the right. This was undoubtedly the
steamiest bodypainting/photosession that I have worked on to date.
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