Sharif Hamza’s Cosmetic Coordinates
London-born, New York-based image maker Sharif Hamza collaborated with make up artist Georgina Graham and video artist Tony Oursler to create the photography project “Purple. Oursler”.
The close-up portrait series, originally shot for Purple Fashion, features 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. “Hamza enjoys working within the context of fashion and sees it in a cinematic approach inventing scenes for his subjects,” explains a statement on the photographer’s website. Hamza’s work has been published in the likes of Vogue, Interview and Dazed.