Select your language
  • Deutsch

    Sämtliche Inhalte auf der CPN-Website sind auf Englisch verfügbar. Einige Inhalte, wie z. B. Produktbeschreibungen, aktuelle Produkteinführungen und einige technische Artikel, sind ebenfalls auf Deutsch, Spanisch, Französisch, Italienisch und Niederländisch erhältlich. Wählen Sie in der Liste oben Ihre Sprache aus, damit sämtliche darin verfügbaren Inhalte automatisch entsprechend Ihrer Wahl dargestellt werden. Ansonsten wird als Standardsprache Englisch verwendet.

  • English

    All content published on the CPN website is available in English. Some content – such as product descriptions, recent product launches and some technical articles – is also available in German, Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch. Choose your language from the list above and all content that is available in your language will automatically be displayed in your language, otherwise the default language will be English.

  • Español

    Todo el contenido publicado en la página web de CPN está disponible en inglés. Parte del contenido –como descripciones de producto, lanzamientos recientes de productos y algunos artículos técnicos– también están disponibles en alemán, español, francés, italiano e holandés. Elija su idioma en la lista anterior y todo el contenido que esté disponible en su idioma aparecerá automáticamente en ese idioma, o , si no, en el idioma predeterminado que es el inglés.

  • Français

    Tout le contenu publié sur le site Web de CPN existe en anglais. Une partie du contenu (comme les descriptions de produit, les lancements récents de produit et certains articles techniques) est également publié en allemand, en espagnol, en français, en italien et en néerlandais. Choisissez la langue dans la liste ci-dessus, et tout le contenu offert dans votre langue s’affiche automatiquement ; par défaut, le reste s’affiche en anglais.

  • Italiano

    Tutti i contenuti pubblicati sul sito CPN sono disponibili in inglese. Alcuni contenuti come descrizioni di prodotto, lanci di prodotti recenti e alcuni articoli tecnici sono disponibili anche in tedesco, spagnolo, francese, italiano e olandese. Seleziona la lingua dall'elenco in alto e automaticamente si visualizzeranno tutti i contenuti disponibili in quella lingua; diversamente la lingua di default sarà l’inglese.

  • Nederlands

    Alle inhoud die op de CPN-website wordt gepubliceerd, is beschikbaar in het Engels. Bepaalde inhoud, zoals productbeschrijvingen, onlangs gelanceerde producten en sommige technische artikelen, zijn ook beschikbaar in het Duits, Spaans, Frans, Italiaans en Nederlands. Kies de taal uit bovenstaande lijst, waarna alle inhoud die beschikbaar is in de gewenste taal, automatisch in die taal wordt weergegeven. Anders is Engels de standaardtaal.

Ambassadors Programme

Explorer

Quentin Caffier

Jun30

Quentin Caffier: a beauty shoot with a difference

By Quentin Caffier, Monday June 30, 2014
Model: Ola at the Elite Agency  Make-up: Christelle Minbourg Hair: Samuel Chikly Post-production: Temys Retouching Assistant: William Lacalmontie Shot at Studio Five Monkeys, Paris, France

Model: Ola at the Elite Agency
Make-up: Christelle Minbourg
Hair: Samuel Chikly
Post-production: Temys Retouching
Assistant: William Lacalmontie
Shot at Studio Five Monkeys, Paris, France © Quentin Caffier

My project 'Toyboy' took me way more time than I expected. The idea was to make a beauty shoot with a little man and a giant woman. After thinking about it I thought it would be more interesting to use a little toy, rather than a real model added in during post-production, in order to play with the idea of this giant beauty having a "toyboy".

I started looking for an old tin toy with long blonde hair that looked like a surfer. I wanted it [the toy] to be rusty and damaged to symbolise the fact that he was injured while trying to get the girl, but I wasn't able to find anything that suited me. So I decided to create one myself. I bought two 'Avengers' action figures: Thor and Namor. Namor was almost naked, while Thor had long blonde hair. After changing the head and cutting the little wings on Namor's foot, I painted the whole toy in silver and added some black ink to make it look older. Then, I painted the toy again with new colours but, before the paint had dried, I brushed it with a piece of cloth so that it looked old with missing paint.

I shot [the project] over two days: one with Ola, from the Elite Agency, for the face images, and one with Romy Eisemberg – a body model – for the hand, feet and body.

Unfortunately, it wasn't easy to find a magazine to publish it: the series was too "funny" for serious beauty magazines and too "serious" for the crazier ones. Finally, the pictures were published in the French magazine 'Girly's' this month.

Model: Romy Eisemberg Make-up: Christelle Minbourg Hair: Samuel Chikly Post-production: Temys Retouching Assistant: William Lacalmontie Shot at Studio Five Monkeys, Paris, France

Model: Romy Eisemberg
Make-up: Christelle Minbourg
Hair: Samuel Chikly
Post-production: Temys Retouching
Assistant: William Lacalmontie
Shot at Studio Five Monkeys, Paris, France © Quentin Caffier

Model: Romy Eisemberg Make-up: Christelle Minbourg Hair: Samuel Chikly Post-production: Temys Retouching Assistant: William Lacalmontie Shot at Studio Five Monkeys, Paris, France

Model: Romy Eisemberg
Make-up: Christelle Minbourg
Hair: Samuel Chikly
Post-production: Temys Retouching
Assistant: William Lacalmontie
Shot at Studio Five Monkeys, Paris, France © Quentin Caffier