When it is an election year, commercial makeup artists are busy with print and film work for campaigns.
I've done several over the years. I love seeing both politicians and their constituents talk so passionately about things they believe in.
It's also great to work on these jobs because the production crews they hire a true pros. Well oiled machines that operate efficiently, have a well planned shooting schedule and have back up plans for any unforeseen issues.
Watching the monitor lets me see what viewers will see and I can make makeup adjustments as needed.
The featured photos are from a short shoot in Syracuse.
Usually the shoots are 12+ hours in a day covering a number of miles to travel to different towns and businesses that support a candidate. I absolutely love seeing parts of New York State I might not see otherwise. Ice cream shops, steel mills, farms, and banks... any business that makes up a community gets involved.
The constituents filmed never complain that as the makeup artist/stylist I'm spraying their hair, covering blemishes(even the men) or adjusting their clothes. They are so passionate about helping.
It makes for a really rewarding day.