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…)