• 6.16.15

    Gregg Hubbard’s Details Paint Vogue Hombre

    The male Vogue of Mexico, Vogue Hombre, offers a look at a man on adventure. Entitled “Tierra de Nadie” (Spanish for No Man’s Land), Matthew Scrivens’ photographs look like a man in mid-safari. The shapes that Gregg Hubbard employs in the hair and make up complete a look that is calculated but a little wild. The model’s hair is structural and almost unruly, echoing the energy of exploration. With the subject lounging against shipping crates, as if between stops, and a backdrop like a tent in the plains, the images concisely capture a man on adventure. The fashion is neutral, relying on a narrow pallet and a broad range of textures. The sharpness of the model’s facial hair, carved by Gregg, adds contrast at the focal point of the image, showing that this man knows who he is, where he is going, and we’ve caught him in the midst of his raucous journey.

    Similarly, in a music video for Oh Honey and their song "Sugar You” that Gregg worked on, we see a world where two strangers engage in a romantic game of cat and mouse. The fantastical video is dusted from corner to corner with powdered sugar, offering a totally sweet glaze. As these two strangers fall in love the whole video blurs the line between reality and the dream world, showing us how infatuation makes us see everything differently. Gregg’s make-up aligns with the energy of the video that is a heightened reality. Exaggerated eyes, lips, and cheeks add to the drama and fantasy of this quick love story, bringing us into an everyday fairytale where we can be the princess or cavalier prince.

    Both of these projects have shown us how small details like hair and make up can lift the story of any project into another world.

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