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The complete “Glam Gods” series. (Click on a photo to view larger)

This series was a joy to do, not only because it pays homage to artists I grew up with, but because the various makeup styles were fun to do. Each album cover was inspired by a specific artist spanning 1967 - 2013.

These will be in the Volume II book.

Here’s a closer look of me as Vincent Van Gogh. If you recall, I actually painted my face, trying to use similar brush strokes as Van Gogh. I used a paper bag for my clothing because I knew I wanted texture but by that point (this portrait took almost 3 hours) I was too exhausted to paint anymore. In addition, the acrylic paint on my face was starting to harden, which made it uncomfortable.

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By now, most of you are familiar with this character. I call her “The Siren” because when I shot this, I envisioned she was an unknown actress auditioning for a film director in the 70s. These are some previously unreleased images showing some different expressions and also an entirely different first outfit.

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Two of my favorite unused photos from my Tumblr interview. It took me an hour to do the makeup and get David’s scruff just right, so I changed into a couple outfits. David said he mostly wears J. Crew, so that’s what I used. I also noted that he loves hoodies as much as Steve Jobs loves black turtlenecks.

I love these photos not only because they look nothing like me, but because they’re more playful and seem casual, which is totally Tumblr.

Caligula

Also known as Gaius, was Roman Emperor from 37 AD to 41 AD. Caligula was a member of the house of rulers conventionally known as the Julio-Claudian dynasty.  although he is described as a noble and moderate ruler during the first two years of his rule. After this, the sources focus upon his cruelty, extravagance, and sexual perversity, presenting him as an insane tyrant.

Part of my “Make it Reign” series.

Hello, new followers, lovers of art and the rest of the interwebs.

My name is Cheyne (its pronounced “Shane”) and I’m a Filipino/Chinese photographer in Hawaii. I am a brown asian (see above) but thanks to my makeup and wardrobe skills, I can be anyone I want. It’s very empowering, but can be very draining. Hours of makeup, shooting, emoting … and then repeating the process for each new character definitely takes its toll on anyone. But it should be noted that the passion to create art is what drives me to continue.

I’m writing to encourage you to interact with me because your feedback and support matters. It’s like applause for a theatre show, which us actors feed off of. If you see something you like, feel free to share it! If you see something that you don’t understand or want to know more about – ask me! Remember that behind all these characters is me, a human being who has as much curiosity as he does creativity.

So feel free to write me a message either on here or Facebook.
Http://universeofone.tumblr.com/ask
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Cheyne