I started doing makeup for the students at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. It's a place where the students live, eat, dream photography and so did I.
I'm really big on making sure I understand the lighting before I begin application. I want to see what the camera will see. It was a huge benefit learning how to do makeup at Brooks. I can speak the language. I know what the lights will do to the makeup and hair.
I have been a free-lance artist for going on 11yrs now and can honestly say I have hit my stride. I am my own chemist. I'm always coming up with new innovative ways to execute concepts that are tricky:) to make them fast, efficient, and beautiful of course! I come to my shoots/sets
well researched and prepped for the day ahead. I work in two speeds; fast and faster! I like to be done with makeup in 20 - 30 minute time frames. My makeup is clean and you won't spend very much time editing it. Some of my portfolio images haven't been re-touched! I am also a licensed aesthetician which really comes in handy.
This is my full time job - obviously! lol. - so I cannot do any TF. If you have a great concept that I am in love with or are going after a submission and you have a rock star team in place I can work with you for kit fee which usually runs me around $50. For my rates please message me here and I will do my best to work with your budget. A girl can only stretch so far!
But there's no harm in asking me.....
I'm currently based out of downtown San Francisco.
I come with no ego attached. I have a very easy-going personality. I like to make everyone laugh and enjoy themselves as the day progresses. I work well with art directors and shooting schedules. I am always on time. I never have and never will pull a no show. I hope I've answered all your questions?
....And I hope to be working with you in the future.
Best Regards - Amy Starr