In October 2011, Karan collaborated with leading makeup artist Nadira V Persaud on a personal project which was a little different to his typical photography work.
“Nadira asked me to work with her on this personal project to showcase her makeup work,” Karan explains. “It was totally different to the type of photography I usually do, and we were both really pleased with how it turned out. The shoot had its challenges – it took a bit of time to find the right models – but the end result is great. The look is really interesting.”
Karan has done beauty photography in the past but, as he explains, it is usually character- or personality-driven, such as the shoot he did for Olay featuring Twiggy.
“This shoot was really enjoyable,” Karan says of the Nadira V Persaud project. “It wasn’t as action-packed and energy-driven as my usual stuff, but it was very calming. It was nice to be in the studio when it was cold outside! Usually I’m outdoors competing with the elements.”
Nadira blogged about the shoot here
Models: Rose from Models One and Egle from Nevs Model Agency
Photographer: Karan Kapoor
Make up and hair: Nadira V Persaud
Retoucher: Sinisa Savic