I am a hairstylist, makeup artist and photographer. I own a salon in Lower Manhattan, Vince Smith Hair Experience. (www.HairExperience.com) I have been in business there for 21 years. I love doing hair and makeup for photos. I find it inspirational. I get to always push my creativity. And I love working with models.
I also co-own a photography studio in Harlem. I am partners with William Mendez (MM#1268002), a photographer/MUA, in VenturaPhotoNYC Studio. Our studio is in a co-op artist space called Workspace Harlem. Website: www.VenturaPhotoNYC.com
Sometimes something magical happens when you combine the talents and ideas of the photographer with the creativity of the hairstylist and makeup artist and the expression of the model to create an image that evokes a different emotion in everyone who views it. I live for those special moments.
Currently, I have a lot of projects in the planning stages. I am going to be casting for beauty, hair and fashion images for the salon website and the VenturaPhotoNYC website, as well as for print ads and editorial publication. I will be also casting for "how-to" videos for hair and makeup technical training videos to be used on the salon website and YouTube.