Now I know that pinup images are very popular, but I rarely do them. They are usually very production heavy; involving multiple parties and expensive props.
These other parties consist of make up artist, prop masters, hair stylist, ect. Very few people work for free these days, and scheduling is a nightmare.
Melanie, who is a Marilyn Monroe impersonator here in San Diego was a bit different. She assured me that she was able to do her own hair and make up, and loved to shoot. She didn’t shoot for money either, but to make art. This was a breathe of fresh air!
Melanie wasn’t kidding about being able to do her own hair and make up. She showed up exactly as you see here and required very little editing. She was also a pleasure to shoot with. If your a photographer in the San Diego area you should definitely set up a shoot with her!
Unfortunately she isn’t on Model Mayhem at this present time, but she plans on getting an account soon. I think we can all agree that she needs to get one!
Now this may come as a surprise, but do you know Melanie is 37% Chinese descent? Yes, I never would have guessed either. She is able to alter her appearance so drastically through the use of make up that its very hard to detect. Why is she not teaching make up skills? I have no clue.
When Melanie isn’t modeling she designs unique heels and plans on setting up shop on Etsy. She also makes radio appearances and levitates coffee cups.