The portfolio version of Green Woman: Genesis ( [link]
), shot by Time of the Faeries' Joseph Corsetino in January 2009.
In the Time of the Faeries mythology, Aerith is the goddess of Earth and the mother of all Faeries, pictured here with one of her children in her hand.
This shoot was the most intensive I've ever been involved with, spanning a combined total of 12 hours of makeup, prosthetics, and shooting. The background and faery in my hand are photoshopped. Everything else - bodypaint, bark, moss, and bald cap - is real, applied by `Battledress
This project began as a re-imagining of the Celtic Green Man / Green Woman, and ended up kicking off the Time of the Faeries' Elemental Goddess series. It was such an honor to be part of it.
NOTE: These images are the property of Joseph Corsentino who has been gracious enough to extend portfolio images to those directly involved with their creation. No derivative work or any other usage permissions are granted.