Amoy on episode 2: In Over Their Heads

When Crystal first approached me about working with her on the shoot, I was a little apprehensive. I do consider Crystal a good friend, and I know from experience that working with friends on something as potentially high-pressure as a photo shoot can be disastrous! But at the end of the day, I was excited to be able to work with her. We are both very talented people who have great aesthetics.

The main point of frustration on the photo shoot was due to Crystal's controlling nature. I had originally thought that this shoot was for BOTH of our portfolios, but Crystal felt her opinion and direction were more important than mine. The shoot was slightly scatterbrained and intense, and I needed Crystal to calm down.

In terms of hair looks, there were just so many. I was happy to do whatever she liked, but my thought was that the look was going to be Old Hollywood. On the actually day, some high-fashion nonsense was the main look, and I had to adjust my whole approach to hair styling. That was annoying, but part of the job.

At the test shoot, Crystal should not have been complaining. We had two girls and four looks, and that takes time. My name is on the line as well. I had to cut wigs, flat iron, style, etc. Essentially, all Crystal had to do was throw some clothes on a model. Hair and makeup have to be perfect.

By the end, I thought the final looks were great. But the stress of the actual shoot was completely unnecessary. I was very proud of my work, and I thought Crystal did some fun, edgy styling.


Amoy and Crystal go way back. See pictures from Amoy's personal photo album.
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