Sunday, 11 October 2009

Kumi Monster 10/10/09 and 11/10/09

Kumi Monster was with us for a week this time and with more notice and planning she'd booked shoots with Ruth and John. We finally shot on the Saturday afternoon at the nearby brickworks site, with Kumi freezing in a latext catsuit - Fiona grabbed some shots too and has done a better job of getting them on display than me.

Sunday was the big day though. We'd met Taiyyibah Bashir at the first Glasgow networking night organised by Greig and she was very keen for the opportunity to cover Kumi's head in intricate henna work (obviously her specialty).

Ideally, the henna would be best on bare skin, but since it stains for at least a week that didn't fit in with Kumi's schedule so Taiyyibah applied a latex cap first.

This is about 40 minutes in:

Kumi Monster, henna by Taiyyibah Bashir

After about 4 hours:

Kumi Monster, henna by Taiyyibah Bashir

And peeling it off after about 20 minutes of shooting:

Kumi Monster, henna by Taiyyibah Bashir

[Full Gallery - Kumi Monster]