A couple of months ago we featured a creative project by photographer Tim Tadder called Water Wigs, which featured portraits of bald guys wearing splashes of water as wigs. The creative images quickly went viral online.
Now Tadder is back with a followup project called Water Wigs Women, which features the exact same idea applied to female models. What’s crazy is that some of the models were willing to shave their head for these images.
The concept is again simple and it is another visual exploration of something new and totally different. This time we cast some unique looking women, shaved their heads, (or applied bald caps) and hurled water balloons at their heads, and captured the explosion of water at various intervals. The result a new head of water hair! Our goal was to create a beautifully crafted set of images applying the techniques we learned with our original project and apply it to a futuristic fashion feature.
The models were given latex outfits to wear, which made the shoots easier, since they could be quickly wiped off and dried in between takes.
Tadder says that he’s continuing to explore this water wig idea, and that he’s planning to release a behind-the-scenes video with Phantom super-slow-mo footage of the wigs being “made”.
Image credits: Photographs by Tim Tadder