I'd been wanting to have a go with coloured powder for a long time. But you can't do a coloured powder shoot without a ton of it at your disposal.
My loyal assistant Chloe, and local model Natasha Hughes both managed to collect a small amount of powder from a recent annual fun run event called The Colour Run. Rather than throwing the powder in the crowd, they stashed the powder so that we were able to do this shoot.
Unfortunately with such a limited supply, by the time we developed a rhythm and working formula we ran out of precious powder. Leaving the last shot (above) our best, and the 2nd and 3rd last shots (below) just passable. With the valuable experience working with this messy stuff under our belts I would definitely like to try this again if we manage to get our hands on more in the future.
Behind The Scenes
Makeup artist Maria Koster employed a rare pencil technique from Eastern Europe when drawing Natasha's eyes. And although we tried to keep the powder off ourselves, we really underestimated just how much the stuff gets everywhere.
The Phottix Indra500's proved perfect for this project. I employed High Speed Sync after running some test shots and finding we had to freeze the action a little more. They were absolutely caked with colourful powder by the end of the shoot. And I found myself left with a ton of clean up to do in the morning..