PHOTOGRAPHER RICHARD MARZ
With 19 years experience as a designer and creative director in the arts and entertainment industries, Richard Marz has art directed photo shoots for many of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Gwen Stefani, Carmen Electra, Milla Jovovich and Salma Hayek. As a computer artist his Photoshop skills are unmatched, being able to take any raw image and make it look absolutely perfect.
Richard has lived in Paris and New York City, prospering as an artist, muralist and art teacher. There he was engaged to a fashion model with Elite Model Management and had the luck to observe the fashion industry up close and personal. “I would be on photoshoot sets with my fiancée and Pamela Hanson, or Marco Glaviano, or be behind the scenes in the Louvre during the Paris Fashion Shows and say to myself, how the Hell am I allowed here!?”
"Richard is an artist, period. Like any artist, he has his tools.... a paintbrush, canvas, etc.. What sets him apart from other artists is that his models are the cherished 'final piece of the puzzle' that allows him to create the artwork that he does. After working with him once, I was happy to have a new friend. He is professional and wonderful and funny. I can not say enough good things about my experience." —Trisha Noble, Grand Rapids, Michigan
PRINCIPAL MAKEUP ARTIST DENISE HART LARSEN
17 years of doing makeup professionally, a lifetime of being fascinated by art and beauty, Denise Hart Larsen is self-taught and proud of it…with a lot of inspiration from the trainers at MAC Cosmetics and the other incredible artists with whom she’s surrounded herself. She’s a perfectionist and a visionary and she has an innate patience and compassion for people. “People say that I have a very positive, warm and calming energy surrounding me. I’ve won customer service awards at every job I’ve had since high school, but attribute my professionalism to Nordstrom, my employer and mentor for 10 years. Makeup and beauty is my passion, and I like to share it with the world.”
Denise is based in Orange County and Los Angeles, California, but will travel anywhere in the world for a great opportunity. From barely there to glamour to fantasy makeup, she does it all. “Photography, film, runway. Weddings, proms, dances, special occasions. Private lessons and group seminars. Makeup and photography parties. Personal shopping. Whatever your imagination can dream of, I can help you make it reality.”
“Denise is the best makeup artist I have ever worked with. As a fitness model, competitor and performer I have to settle for many different makeup artists, but when I have a choice, I take Denise with me. She can do anything from outrageous Mardi Gras makeup, to youthful stage makeup, to fixing your flaws for a photo shoot. She is the best and I recommend her for everybody.” —Sharon Polsky, Owner, Pole Position Fitness, Long Beach, CA