Juan Sánchez Castillo is the Spanish photographer behind the Making It Up beauty series – a beautiful collection and mix of fashion and miniature photography. Inspired by examples of combination miniature figure and landscape photography, he decided to use the female figure as the landscape for his own interpretation of the delightful form of creative imagery.
Planning took 6 months and a private working board on Pinterest as Juan and his team explored various inspirations for every aspect of the shoot – poses, makeup style and so on. He eventually decided on 4 concepts – “Painters at Work”, “Faceclimbers”, “Playing in the Snow” and “The Gardener“.
The team worked methodically from the easiest “landscapes” to the more challenging ones like the snow and lawn photographs which required cleaning up afterwards. Juan was especially careful to work with lots of sheets with the simulated snow photographer as he ruefully admitted he didn’t want to get into trouble with his wife with the mess!
Other considerations included the right lighting and the positioning of the little HO scale figures. The effort was well worth it for this beautiful series.
Juan says “This fun and beautiful series of images was only possible thanks to the great team.” The others included Cristina Martínez who patiently modeled. The make up artist was Lidia Martínez (Agory Make Up Art) and Abel Belmonte who assisted.
All images are copyright of Juan Sánchez Castillo. Pictures used with permission.