I grew up reading a lot of science fiction and some of my favorite movies are in that genre as well. I had gone back and started re-reading some the books that I found interesting in my youth. Books like William Gibson’s Burning Chrome and Neuromancer were always fascinating to me in large part because of the augmentations that people made to themselves in those stories.

I had been thinking about the idea of trying to turn a model into an android for a while. I knew who I wanted as the model – in my mind the only person I ever saw in this role was Jordan Anderson. She’s got a great look, kind of mysterious with a little bit of disdain.

I started by ordering a white skin suit and white boots from Amazon for the day of the shoot. I sent Kristopher Osuna of Perfection Artistry some ideas for hair and makeup.

As we worked our way through the shoot Kristopher added a white wig with a bob cut to it which added a whole new dimension in terms of the look. The wig itself was uneven so we could really only shoot it from one side without it looking funny. As I searched for creative way around that problem I asked Jordan to turn and do a profile shot so that we were hiding the shorter part of the wig away from the camera.

She did this and then squatted down and then just made the pose her own. There was just something about her attitude and the way she connected with it that knew right away that if we didn’t take another photo that we had the shot.

The rest of the work was done in Photoshop. Probably the most time consuming part was removing all of the wrinkles from the suit. The rest of it, painting in the seams of the shell and adding the power panels on the side went relatively quickly.

I really like the stripped down nature of this shot how simple it really is and hope to add a couple more to this series here soon. I also included a couple of outtakes from the session as well.

Model: Jordan Anderson
Hair and Makeup: Kristopher Osuna of Perfection Artistry