Kaley Meyer is an incredibly talented make-up artist and stylists who has worked on a number of local music videos and shoots. After we did a little shoot for her portfolio I got to ask her a few questions.
YM: You’ve been doing styling and make-up for shoots and music videos for a few years (how many) now, but how did you get in to it?
KM: I have been doing make-up and styling for three years now. I studied make-up and styling for film for four years and started freelancing after I graduated with an honours degree. I started out working for independent film companies and did a lot of my own stuff.
YM: What was the inspiration behind this shoot we’ve just been working on?
KM: I’ve always done stills shoots that that involve the styling being complex and layered, I wanted to try something edgy, fresh and minimalistic. I have always wanted to use my Great Gran’s fur coat in a shoot.
YM: Did the team work as well as you expected?
KM: I think the team worked well together, talented people usually work well together. I think it went well because we were all doing it for fun, there was no pressure or clients to be pleased.
YM: Are you happy with the way the shots came out? Compared to what you expected how are the shots?
KM: I have just taken a look through all of the shots and I am so happy with quite a few of the shots. I love the location and choice of colour palette, exactly what I was going for.
YC: What’s your favourite kind of brief to get when styling or doing make-up?
KM: I always love a brief that has some sort of extremity to it! I’m always up for a challenge. I love high fashion and Avant Garde make-up as well as styling, I’d actually like to do more of that.
YM: Describe to us your favourite style.
KM: I have so many styles that I love and appreciate. I love futuristic style, Vintage, organic, I love catwalk styles the most. Anything that isn’t ordinary. I’m inspired by Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano and Jeffery Campbell.
YM: There must be some kind of photo shoot you’ve always hoped to do, a kind of dream-photo shoot, can you tell us about it?
KM: My ultimate dream-photo shoot changes constantly! I’m forever changing my mind and my style, however I think my ideal shoot would be something involving beautiful shoes and vintage lingerie in an old motel, or something like that. I have a lot of dreams for shoots.
MUA & Styling: Kaley Meyer.
Photographer: Nick James.
Model: Jade S (D&A Models).
Check out Kaley Meyer’s work on Facebook.