ABOUT

 

(photographer: Tony Tueni   model: Tara DiPetrillo)

“I believe in art and the freedom of self expression.”

Hi, MY NAME IS TARA DiPETRILLO and I’m a makeup artist.

IN THE 30’ISH SECONDS I HAVE TO CAPTURE YOUR ATTENTION, I’LL KEEP THIS SHORT AND HOPEFULLY A LITTLE UNPREDICTABLE, LIKE ANY GOOD SHOW.

I STARTED GETTING PAID TO DO MAKEUP WHEN I WAS 17YRS OLD. I’M A LOT OLDER NOW.

THIS CRAFT ARRIVED NATURALLY AFTER BEING A LIFE LONG ARTIST AND WAS TWEAKED THROUGH FORMAL EDUCATION IN SPFX MAKEUP.

GROWING UP PRE-INTERNET I WAS FACINATED BY MY SUBSCRIPTION TO FANGORIA MAGAZINE, KEVIN AUCOIN BOOKS, DISCO 2000 CLUB KID FASHION AND INTERNATIONAL VOGUE. GORE, GLAM AND A SPLASH OF A WALKING ART GALLERY.... PRETTY BALANCED, YES?

I ENJOY THE ART OF WHAT I DO AND OVER THE YEARS REALIZE IT HAS MUCH TO DO ABOUT THE CONNECTION WITH THE BEINGS IN MY CHAIR AND ALL THE CONNECTIONS WE MAKE ON SET. IT TRULY IS A MASSIVE COLLABORATION!

ALTHOUGH I MAY TURN MY HEAD DURING CERTAIN SCENES IN FILM, I REVEAL AT THE MOMENTS I GET TO CREATE SOMETHING GORY, FAR OUT THERE OR MEDICALLY SIMULATED. I‘M ALSO INTO AVANT-GARDE, SCI-FI, PERIOD PIECES AND SWITCHING UP THE LOOK OF ANY CAST MEMBER.

I LOVE THE CREATIVITY (NATURALLY), READING SCRIPTS FOR THE FIRST TIME, HEARING EVERYONES INPUT AND THEN AGREEING ON THE “LOOKS”,  OCD COLOR COORDINATED NOTES, LEARNING NEW THINGS FROM FRESH FACES. AND THE FACINATION OF BRINGING SOMETHING THAT ONCE DID NOT EXIST INTO THE PHYSICAL WORLD. THATS PURE MAGIC!

I’VE WORKED ON BIG SHOWS AND NOT SO BIG SHOWS. EACH ONE HAVING WALKED AWAY WITH MORE KNOWLEDGE IN THIS FASCINATING CRAFT.

WEARING THE HAT OF A MAKEUP DEPARTMENT HEAD AS WELL AS A KEY MAKEUP ARTIST, SPFX MAKEUP ARTIST AND MAKEUP ARTIST ALL FIT MY HEAD COMFORTABLY.

ATLANTA, GA IS MY LOCATION ON THIS PLANET WHERE I AM A PROUD MEMBER OF THE I.A.T.S.E. LOCAL 798 MAKEUP ARTISTS AND HAIRSTYLISTS UNION. DESTINATION WORK IS ALWAYS WELCOMED, AS I QUITE FANCY A GOOD ADVENTURE!

THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT THIS FAR WITH ME. SHALL THE STARS ALIGN, PERHAPS WE WILL TAKE A LONGER JOURNEY TOGETHER. TILL THEN....

BE WELL OUT THERE AND KEEP CREATING. THE WORLD NEEDS US!

IN GRATITUDE,

TARA DiPETRILLO

XOXO