PERSONAE PROJECT – PAGE 2

 “Personae is an open stage for transformation, expression, and experimentation. By having people wear costumes and creative makeup, I offer my subjects freedom of expression. Each session people became someone else in front of the camera. I believe it is inside fiction that social conventions fade. Personae offers a glimpse into our very own personal fiction. A tiny plastic red nose is enough to transform our whole behavior,”

Aristocrat

Aristocrat

Alenka Kraigher 
Alenka was performing on a play and had this dress as one of her outfits. It remind me of those classic Vogue editorials.  

about the artist

Alenka is an actor, writer and film director, who has appeared Off-Broadway and in many downtown theaters. She played lead roles in Richard Foreman’s avant-garde works at The Public Theater and most recently performed in John Jesurun’s long-running ’Chang In a Void Moon’ play series.

Art Director Elliott Ortiz

Make up Engelina Wibowo

Hair Jason Linkow

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PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTOGRAPHER

Evelyn Collazo

Evelyn mentioned that when she started her photography career it was hard to be taken seriously because she was a woman.In the background you can see negatives from some of her work. She had to fight her way up.
I thought it would be important to capture her strength on the image we made.
 

about the artist

Evelyn is now retired and enjoying her time pursuing her own personal photography projects

Hair and Make up Engelina Wibowo

 

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The right tune

The right tune

Sedric Shukroon

We spent about six hours on Sedric’s photoshoot! I mean, we started with him and then other people arrived while he was getting ready and then we did an other look and more people arrived and an other look and more people and an other look… and we just kept doing more looks. He’s super fun to work with!
 

about the artist

SHUKROON is one of New York’s hidden treasures, a soulful man who speaks through his horn with gentle authority. He has been a central figure at Marjorie Eliot’s intimate Parlor Entertainment, where an extended “family” gathers in her Harlem apartment every Sunday to enjoy a uniquely hospitable concert environment.
Makeup Artist Olga Subach
Hair Timur Sadykov

PERSONAE by CARLOS DAVID, portrait photography, New York

PERSONAE by CARLOS DAVID, portrait photography, New York

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Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

Yesenia Torres 

When I asked Yesenia about her character she immediately responded Wonder Woman and Marilyn Monroe! And we did both! 

about the artist

Yesenia is afilm and theater director.
Art Director Elliott Ortiz 
Makeup Artist and hair  Engelina Wibowo

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Fashionista

Fashionista

Kelli Forde

Kelli and her daughter Austin always dress with style. For this session she brought a Jacket designed by her friend Sylvester and his friend Sylvester. We had a lot of fun all together. 

about the artist

Kelli is a fashion designer with a focus on kids clothing design.
Art Director Elliott Ortiz 
Makeup Artist Engelina Wibowo
Hair Stylist Francesca Maria
Photo Assistant Michael Alexander
Jacket Sylvester Bennett for s2989
 

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Portrait of musician

Portrait of Musician

Eric Rath

Eric is one of the coolest people I know. He has a bright soul and an incredible outlook in life. Working with him was such a pleasure. 

about the artist

Eric is an actor and musician. He provided voice to various choice, commercials and movie characters. 
Art Director Elliott Ortiz
Makeup Artist Engelina Wibowo
Photo Assitant Javier Aguirre
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Albizu Campus

Albizu Campos

Miguel Rivera
At the beginning of the session Miguel said he was not very comfortable in front of the camera. After three hours of photoshoot he was still craving for more. We did many different characters that you can find bellow. 

about the artist

Miguel is a visual artist, curator and sculptor. 
Art Director Elliott OrtizMakeup Artist Engelina Wibowo
Hair Stylist Jason Linkow

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Cleopatra

Cleaopatra

Lisa McNeil
Lisa arrived ready to rock! She’s so comfortable being her self, having fun, dancing and smiling. I chose this image because it’s more classical, but I also printed the one bellow, in a bigger size, because it is Lisa.  

about the artist

Lisa is a Social Worker.

Art Director Elliott Ortiz

Makeup Artist Kwang Jiraphat

Hair Stylist Timur Sadykov

 

 

 

 

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Diego

Diego

Michael Paulino 
Michael is an wonderful visual artist, a firefighter, a father and a great friend. Creativity and expression filled the studio with his presence. 

about the artist

Michael is a Visual Artist and a Firefighter 

Art Director Elliott Ortiz

Makeup Artist Engelina Wibowo

Hair Stylist Jason Linkow

 

 

 

 

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flapper

Flapper

Evgenia Orudzheva
Evgenia did two characters, one ethereal and the other a fun flapper. She was very playful and fun. But when I saw this image it struck me because it reminds me a snapshot from the 20’s. In can see a whole story in her eyes.  

about the artist

Evgenia is an actress based in New York City
Makeup and hair Olga Subach

 

 

 

 

 

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Frida

Frida

Carmen Rios.
Carmen is a jewelry artist. She talented and community oriented. 

about the artist

Frida &  Marlene 
Art Director Elliott Ortiz
Makeup Artist  Engelina Wibowo
Hair Stylist Jason Linkow
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daydreaming

Daydreaming

Noelle Timmons
Noelle is a visual artist

about the artist

Makeup Artist Kwang Jiraphat
Hair Stylist Timur Sadykov 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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