Quentin Decaillet's picture


I found the idea for this photoshoot after seeing makeup artist using nails for creating original false lashes. I thought it would be great to add a male in my portfolio and both ideas came together: a beard using only nails!
To make the image even more impactful, I decided to make my model dark using a black aquacolor paint. To make the look come together I also brushed the brows with silver metallic powder… Then came the time to glue the nails… one after another! It took me about 6 hours to glue them and probably 30-45min to shoot the whole set of images.

Photographer/MUA/Retouher: Quentin Décaillet
Model: Thomas Masotti (funnily enough he's a photographer and so he's more used to be behind the camera than in front of it…)

Canon-1D X
100mm · f/9.0 · 1/250s · ISO 125
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Jason Ranalli's picture

This is insanely good. I can't imagine how tedious it was to glue all those nails!

All your work is spectacular really!

Remus Roman's picture

This is amazing!!!

Eduards Zande's picture

This is my favourite!
Here is something from my Major Project

Tomas Goncalves's picture

Great image Quentin! i really like the low key!

Maarten Toner's picture

Nailed it!

Quentin Decaillet's picture

That is the second name I had in mind for this project… but I though I would have sounded slightly too cocky by calling it that way :P

Maarten Toner's picture

Haha, it would have been punny, punny is always good! "Hammertime: Can't touch this" would also.... ok ok nvm :P Anyway, cool concept great execution, love the lighting!

Manthos Tsakiridis's picture

Also Amazing!!!

Nikolay Mirchev's picture

Love the concept and lighting!!!

Anonymous's picture

Cette photo va quand même rester une des plus grandes dingueries vue en 2015 ! Bravo :)

Quentin Decaillet's picture

Merci Antoine :)

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Kerry Moore's picture

Very cool!