Samantha Hahn

Royals Magazine Portraits

@people magazine launched a new publication Royals Magazine to showcase inside stories of the world’s real-life princes, princesses, kings, and queens. Instead of byline photos they asked me to illustrate their expert editors. Here are a few.

Avene Thermale event with Seen Group

I was thrilled to lend my hand to a fun live event and draw on non-paper surfaces including a giant chalkboard and products. I customized some amazing @aveneusa products for a special event at Mamon for editors to check out some of Avene Thermale‘s new products. It was fun being surrounded by flowers, beauty products and the smell of baked goods.

Salon Study/Hair Library by Rubi Jones

Salon (STUDY) is a physical space devised by my friend and long time collaborator Rubi Jones.

Diving into the study of hair through a community-built research library and hair studio during a summer residency at @americancopperbuildings.

Behind the scenes, the hair studio will be producing a photographic journal entitled Hair Studies 20-21, which will explore the organic and transformative nature of hair.

Rubi asked me to create some art to showcase on the walls of the space.

Makeup Face Charts for Allure Magazine

“A face chart describes a piece of paper featuring the black outline of a blank, bony face. A completed face chart has been brushed, painted, and trimmed with powder and pigment to create a makeup artist’s rough draft. They are the wallpaper of choice backstage at Fashion Week, where a chart will disseminate from a key artist to the 10 or 20 assistants working under their guidance. Cosmetic counter employees stock stacks of them, so they can illustrate to former and future prom queens the blush placement that would flatter them most at their high school dances and reunions. I took a very brief and pathetic stab at trying to find out who invented the face chart, and got absolutely nowhere, so you will have to imagine that they have been around for decades.”

I love doing these line drawings for makeup artists to fill in….and Allure Mag. to publish.

Bodily: A Resource for Women’s Bodies and Maternal Health

I loved getting back into the studio after a forced pandemic hiatus. I art direct for Bodily, an incredible postpartum resource and shop with incredible gear and undergarments designed with the postpartum body in mind. Here are a few of my favorite images from a recent shoot.

Julia Robbs photographed Rachel Nicks. Bodily only shoots on real postpartum women. I love that.

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