What a fruity fun day for the crew at Elenavation Face and Body Art! It was a promotion for their Perfect 10 Blend juice. Thanks to Red Agency Au for having us on board and the boys David Galea and Zain Mitchlan from The RightFit were let loose in Flinders Street Station after they were painted. We got to meet the founder Janine Allis . The whole Boost team were feeling excited with so much attention on the day! Great crowd, great day..Just PERFECT!
Blog Category: Body Painting
Two buddies go out riding with unexpected outcomes. Watch art comes alive with my creation for model Lauren as the Blue Girl and model Jacinta as the Wolf Girl for Saint Bromley denim shoot. It is a Recreation of the art of our legendary artist David Bromley. It was a hot 43 degrees summer and it started to pour which is typical Melbourne’s weather! With an amazing team, all went well ! I had an amazing time body painting and being part of this commercial shoot! Thank you so much to Hamish McDonald , executive producer of Strike Pictures for this video.
SEASONS ENIGMA. BEAUTY THAT SURROUNDS MOTHER NATURE’S FOUR SEASONS MAGAZINE Finally! I am so proud to announce the latest release of our magazine ” Seasons Enigma”. A collaboration between me and Alf Caruana an amazing friend and award winning photographer. A vision that I always had in mind about the mystery and beauty of each season. Seasons Enigma , A 40 page magazine of beautiful body art and digital photography that will visually captivate you! Details of how to get a copy , click here. au.blurb.com/…/6620014-seasons-enigma-magazine. Huge thanks to all our models, Hana Schlesinger, Caesi Sweet, Sally Ersch and Leia Neko Andrews. To Xander Pratt, a dear and talented friend of mine, thank you for all your beautiful quotes within this magazine.
What an exciting week it has been! Melbourne Spring Fashion week 2015. One of the most prestigious event and I am honoured to be part of. Our talented model Brodie Chester a well known performer across Australia was the centre piece of the night. With beautiful angel wings, it brought a wonderful piece of moving art for all the well known fashion brand like Bec & Bridge, Ginger & smart etc. A huge thanks to photographer Sebastian Petrovski who captured this image on the night. Please enjoy a brief capture of this video of the excitement on the night captured by Marichelle De Guzman. Thanks Marichelle!
When award winning burlesque dancer Taffy wanted to have a photoshoot with one of my favourite photographer Matchless, the only thing that was missing were some hot tattoos. It was a great pleasure to meet this gorgeous lady and to customised some hand painted tattoos to her liking for her shoot. Photographer Matchless did an awesome shot of Taffy. Don’t you agree? :0))))
The saying ” When it rains, it Pours” Another of my work ” Raining Beauty” glazed the front cover of Devour Magazine! It was one of those moments when I had a vision to create this raining beauty. Called up one of my favourite and talented photographer and friend Rachel from Matchless Snapshots .
Mystica Magazine Issue 5 The start of the new year 2015. My creation of Aztec Goddesses “Mictecacihuati ” – The Lady Of Death-and ” Coatilicue” – Goddess of the stars and moon and also known as the lady with the serpent skirt, has glazed the front and back cover of Mystica Magazine Issue 5 . Now that is a great start for my New year! Creating the Aztec Goddesses using my interpretation with my art is always a challenging one but I thrive on challenges:0) All props and headpieces and created with many many many hours of love…. Photographer/Post Sergio Villasenor @ Smoking Mirror Photography Models Anousheh ( Lady of the Dead) Model Denise Kayan ( Lady with the Serpent Skirt)
“ Trapped In a Bed Of Roses” a very interesting concept of mine that got published in Mystica Magazine issue 4 this year. A wonderful collaboration with one of my favourite photographer, the talented Alf Caruana. We were so happy that Yaroslavna Martens agreed to model for us. Young, beautiful, talented and you can see why the camera really loves her too! You can view more of these shots on my Showcase page.
Australian Burlesque Empress Erotique 2014 Melbourne. It was a great pleasure to transform the gorgeous Petra Dish into a green fairy for their major sponsor Green Fairy Absinth! It was held at the Regal Ballroom Melbourne.. What a night! So many talents! A huge thanks to Matchlessa Snappenshotten for this image. Don’t miss the video footage that was put together by Elena Gabrielle
LATIN GLOW PARTY Thank you Cheryl Smith and Paul Zaidman of Dance101 for having Elena and one of her crew member Laurie Faulkner to celebrate their 7th year Birthday celebration! It was a glow painting night. It was just awesome to see all the dancers showing their passion through their dancing. Glow paints, awesome latin music,plenty of fun and laughter…what more could one ask ask for :0) A huge thanks to Dylan Perry of Dylan Perry Productions for putting together this amazing captures on video!
A VERY SPECIAL COLLABORATION. Return to the core is one of the many pieces of art I had the pleasure to create for a multi talented model and performer Xander Pratt. Each concept for him is created at a time of my connection with his soul evolution . We were privilege to have Jonathan Ho who not only put together this amazing behind the scenes video, he also managed to capture many breathtaking images and bring the whole concept to life! Thank you to all… a collaboration that truly had great significance to all of us..
CREATING FOR AUSTRALIAN OPEN 6 years in a row , this will be my 7th year creating for Australian Open Blast from the past..a picture in a magazine back in 2010 of my face painting creations! It is always so much fun painting all the country flags for all those devoted fans and getting to meet so many people from all over the world. Australian Open 2014… I am ready for you!
AT THE CROWN PALLADIUM Cheers to another colourful year! This is what Elena Lieu and Laurie Faulkner got up to on the eve! We were requested to transform 2 models into 2 animals to showcase to the hundreds of guests at the Palladium at Crown Entertainment Complex Melbourne. It was an amazing night as the whole venue was transformed into a tropical forest to represent their jungle theme. A celebration to welcome the year 2014!
2013 RUNNER UP WINNER FOR WASP HAIR AUSTRALIA Huge thanks to Wasp Hair Australia. Among the many entries, Elena Lieu of Elenavation Face & Body Art has been selected to be the runner up winner for their 2013 competition !
Elena Lieu from Elenavation and her talented crew Janie Feron and Gina Nomachi , has transformed 5 players into tigers as well as painted their official 2014 jersey. This is for the West Tigers NRL club 2014 television commercial. The ad produced by Spike Creative took a whole day to shoot including three hours to apply the body paint on four of the players including skipper Robbie Farah. Each player had three artists working on them for 90 minutes to apply the body paint in the team’s Concord changing rooms. The players were then driven to Balmain where they were let loose on an unsuspecting coffee shop and local pub to get the shots for the 2014 membership drive.
From the tame to the wild! Oh what a night! an awesome time creating for this lovely couple for their special night out!
Another Year! Halloween – Tricks or treats! Here I created client Damien as a Werewolf, What a hoot! and that’s what I’m talking about.. go hard or go home!
What a night! I had to transform gorgeous model and dancer Tash Paramor into a leopard for a special event for the Savage Club located in Melbourne city. Theme for the night was tribal so there were loads of wild reptiles. No reptiles nor any human were harm at this event lol! All the guests had an awesome time and having Tash greet and entertain them not only was perfect for their theme night but made it a memorable night and had everyone talk abut it long after the event had gone! Huge thanks to Tim Tam Studio for this image.
So thrilled that another of my butterflies creation got published in Freque. An international fashion and alternative magazine – The theme was crazy colours. I have created model Cherry Titanium Louella into a butterfly coming out from her cocoon. Shots taken by Sasha photography.
‘Piranha’ by Matt Sofo Feat. Xander Pratt (Official Music Video) DIRECTED BY NATHAN BOBIK & SHER TAULLA OF SHOT/CUT ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – ELLA BARTON FACE & BODY ARTIST – ELENA LIEU OF ELENAVATION HAIR – TAMMY TIMTAM EDITOR – NATHAN BOBIK MODELS – ISABELLE DELTORE & AMANDA GRAFANAKIS CONTORTIONIST – VICKY AISHA BLACKTHORN SPECIAL THANKS TO JASON PANDA, BERNARD GUEIT, ANDREW GUEIT, JONATHAN GUEIT & JAE GREY FILMED ON LOCATION AT APERTURE STUDIOS, RICHMOND – aperturestudios.com.au © SHOT.CUT.ENTERTAINMENT PTY LTD
‘Piranha’ by Matt Sofo Feat. Xander Pratt (Behind the Scenes) Face & Body Art by Elena Lieu of Elenavation . Special Thanks to Lloyd will from Hats off Productions for filming and editing this clip.
UV Painting Commercial Advertisement for ULTRAGLOW Paint Party. Starring Miss Minx Zoukstress, Xander Pratt and Vicky Aisha Blackthorn Filmed, Directed and Produced by Tim McCartney of TMC Media Face & Body Makeup by Elena Lieu of Elenavation
Xander Pratt ‘Oh Hell Yeah’ Music Video
I recently had the pleasure to work with 2 amazing artists, Dancer Xander Pratt and face & Body artist Elena Lieu of Elenavation. Me story behind the shoot is the re birth of the human race from the toxic rotting environment we have created.