Rainbow Child // A Beauty Collaboration

Rainbow Child

Let's talk about death... and creative blocks. &when we're all sad and teary eyed, scroll back up and stare at this eyeball candy and feel better. Trigger warning (death and suicide)

I’ve been through three creative blocks in the past year. The first when I had an allergic reaction to penicillin causing an immensely painful, blistering rash. I still pushed myself to work and do shoots with this going on. I was hobbling around with swollen legs. I could barely even walk. I pushed myself so hard that my legs didn't heal properly and I'll probably have scars for life. Resulting in creative block # 1

A creative surge comes through like a ray of sunshine breaking through the clouds. We move to Texas for the summer and the new faces and new talent get my brain a buzzin. I made some of my best work in a little 800 sq foot apartment in Fort Worth, Texas. And since I knew it would be temporary, I indulged a little too much. I booked more shoots than I could keep up with editing. Luckily I had some talented retouchers join my squad And they helped to elevate my work that much more, but I was still behind. I CRASH. Creative block # 2

And that block smashes right in to # 3

My sweet little brother... He's no longer here. He took his own life, September 20th, 2017… One day we're talking about a cute girl he likes and his new job... The next he's gone. I wish I would have called more. I wish I would have skipped Texas and spent the summer with you. I wish I would have known how bad you were hurting. I would have packed you up myself and pulled you out of that hell hole. He was abused and manipulated by the social system and we had no idea. The truth keeps coming out more and more. And the voiceless will be heard.

Coping has taken all of my energy. Planning shoots has been next to impossible. All I could do was show up and shoot. If I tried to plan something, I crashed, I had panic attacks. My heart is broken and my creativity was blocked… until now. Thank you to my creative family for bringing me exactly what I needed to heal. Unicorn magic on an iridescent platter. Love you all.

If you've read this far, THANK YOU. I have more of my brother's story I want to share. Follow @themitchellstory for updates and resources on preventing suicide and finding aid for those in crisis. If you’re feeling blue, scroll back up for a rainbow palette cleanser or hit me up in the comments to discuss. Everyone has their own story to share and I want to hear them all <3

Editorial, Popular

7Hues Magazine

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LOS ANGELES BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHER : WWW.JESCACLUFF.COM

HMUA : Leticia Garcia
Model : Esme Gutierrez
Wardrobe : Demerara
Retouching : Anastasiia Petrova


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CHECK BELOW TO SEE THE BEAUTY PRODUCTS USED AS WELL AS THE LIGHTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR.

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Beauty Products

HAIR

  • Pink Pewter Style Refresh Volumizing Dry Shampoo
  • Fave4 Flex Reflects Style Stay

SKIN

  • Motives Cosmetics Lumière de Vie® Pore Minimizing Serum
  • Mustaevusa Lustrous Cream Base
  • Tarte Cosmetics 

BROWS

  • Motives Cosmetics
  • Essential Brow Kit

FACE

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit
  • Mecca Cosmetics Becca Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

    EYES
     
  • Motives Cosmetics Khol Eyeliner “Suade”
  • Motives Cosmetics Mavens Element
  • Mally Beauty More is More Mascara

LIPS

  • Jeffrey Star Cosmetics Rich Blood
  • Motives Cosmetics Hopeless Passion Lip Shine

Advertising, Product photography

Henry Charles

Los Angeles Beauty & Product Photographer

LOS ANGELES BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHER : WWW.JESCACLUFF.COM

Client : Henry Charles
Art Direction : Candace Capps & Jesca Cluff
HMUA : Amanda Carrete
Model : Katie Phillips
Wardrobe Stylist : Ashley Nudge


Los Angeles Beauty & Product Photographer

So excited to share our latest work with @henrycharlesco! These makeup bags are so cute and even more important the quality is top notch. You can tell a lot of love and care went in to creating them with makeup artists in mind! My favorite is the Southwest Sunrise Collection, because pink. Duh.

Los Angeles Beauty & Product Photographer
Los Angeles Beauty & Product Photographer

What's an ad campaign without a cute and quirky gif?

Los Angeles Beauty & Product Photographer
Los Angeles Beauty & Product Photographer
Los Angeles Beauty & Product Photographer

CHECK BELOW TO SEE THE LIGHTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR USED IN THIS CAMPAIGN. 



Lip Fetish

Los Angeles Beauty & Product Photographer

LOS ANGELES PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHER : www.JescaCluff.com

Product photography for Lip Fetish Cosmetics


Los Angeles Beauty & Product Photographer

One of my favorite clients, Lip Fetish, hired me to shoot their new collection of liquid lipsticks. These new colors are so stunning! Perfect for summer. My main goal in shooting this new collection was keeping them consistent with the last collection I shot for them. Catalogues are most effective when everything looks cohesive. 

Los Angeles Beauty & Product Photographer
Los Angeles Beauty & Product Photographer

As I do with every client, I shot some fun, bonus shots. These colors were so fun to make lip smears with! 

Los Angeles Beauty & Product Photographer
Los Angeles Beauty & Product Photographer

CHECK BELOW TO SEE THE LIGHTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR USED FOR THIS SHOOT.