PURPLE. OURSLER: Sharif Hamza Experimental And Avant-garde Makeup Series

Sharif Hamza was born and raised in London but began his career as an image maker in New York where he is currently based. Working simultaneously in both photography and motion, Sharif’s work is about story telling. His narrative process begins with the selection of his subject matter, those who can convey a sense of character in an abstract form. Sharif enjoys working within the context of fashion and sees it in a cinematic approach inventing scenes for his subjects, whether shooting celebrities or models, that he captures in photography or motion. Sharif’s images can be seen in a range of editorial platforms including Vogue, Interview and Dazed.
Here, he collaborated with make-up artist Georgina Graham and video artist Tony Oursler to create ‘Purple. Oursler’, a close-up portrait series, originally shot for Purple Fashion, featuring young women wearing a range of experimental makeup. Taking the form of bold geometric shapes, scattered dots, vibrant cubes of primary color and constellations, the collaboration displays an artistic, avant-garde approach to make up and beauty.

PURPLE. OURSLER: Sharif Hamza experimental and avant garde makeup series

PURPLE. OURSLER: Sharif Hamza experimental and avant garde makeup series

PURPLE. OURSLER: Sharif Hamza experimental and avant garde makeup series

PURPLE. OURSLER: Sharif Hamza experimental and avant garde makeup series

PURPLE. OURSLER: Sharif Hamza experimental and avant garde makeup series

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