I think you guys are all going to love Sarah’s next transformation. I first thought of the idea to turn Sarah into a man at our last photo shoot. The whole crew, including Sarah was up for it. For those of you following the “Transforming Sarah” Series, you would agree that there is nothing masculine about her features, but like all the other looks– after hair, makeup, costumes and an amazing photographer, we pulled it off. Just in case you haven’t been following or can’t remember what our muse looks like before here is a photo.
As always Jonathan Cruz, our photographer, took step by step photos of the process for your amusement. In this case there was no need for an even complexion, so I skipped my usual first step of prepping the skin and preparing a clear canvas. The first step for this transformation was fitting Sarah for her beard.
Once I had the beard properly fitted on Sarah, I could secure it down with a special adhesive and I cut the beard down to an appropriate length and shape for her face.
It wasn’t too long into the transformation before Sarah was shocked to see how different she was starting to look. After her eyebrows were drawn in to give her a more masculine look, she gasped and said, “I look like my brother.” Jonathan quickly took a picture of her reaction.
Soon after, Trish Ay, our guest hairstylist started slicking back Sarah’s beautiful long blonde hair and pinned it back so it wouldn’t be noticable. Since light colored beards usually don’t grow in just one color, I decided to make the beard look more natural by coloring in parts of the hair. Sarah was really starting to look like a man, but I felt her skin still looked too youthful and beautiful. So in order to age her and give her rougher look, I added some age spots and wrinkles, then darken around her eyes to make them look sunken in and less feminine.
Meanwhile our very talented costume stylist, Sara Rakhshandeh was busy picking out the perfect costumes for our model. Unfortunately our model’s body just wasn’t masculine enough, so Sara Rakhshandeh realized that the one thing this man was missing was broad shoulders. This was no problem as our costume stylist improvised by stuffing some socks for padding under her shirt. Once the Sarah changed into her costume and a few accessories were added– the difference was shocking. Ms. Smyth had turned into to Mr. Smyth.
Here our a few photos including the before and after of the this incredibly fun shoot.
Sarah as "Steve"
We recently added a new addition to our crew, Dan Ax has been filming the process for us and has put together a video that I think will make you chuckle. Take a look at this
Remember if you have any suggestions for our Transforming Sarah Series please leave your comments. We are up for any challenge. We hope you enjoyed following along with this shoot as much as we enjoyed doing it. Stay tuned for Sarah’s next transformation were we turn her into a pin up model.