Back in January, ^Battledress
, Joseph Corsetino (Time of the Faeries [link]
) and I got together to shoot a concept Lisa and I had been discussing since I suggested it to her the previous summer.
The Green Woman (based upon the Green Man, a nature deity featured in the mythology and artwork of cultures across England, Great Britain, the rest of Europe, Asia, and North America) by Joseph Corsentino's Time of the Faeries can be seen in an EXCLUSIVE feature in the current issue of Faeries and Enchantment magazine, which just so happens to be a collector's issue (we were hoping for a cover, but Kiera Knightley beat us out, I'm afraid). [link]
This is my first magazine feature, which is a huge landmark for me, and by far the most intensive shoot I've ever been involved in. Twelve hours of prosthetic work - there's a bald cap under there, and all the little green and tree related bits are completely real, down to my moss false eyelashes. We had to painstakingly select and attach each and every piece of tree bark to create the crown, face piece, chest/neck piece and hand/arm piece - and three hours of shooting later, our Green Woman had come to life.
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.
makeup, prosthetics, etc: ^Battledress
photography and background photomanipulation: Joseph Corsetino [link]