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Drag Artist

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Ryan Burke drag makeup fashion photography

Ryan Burke

I know I’ve found something special when I am have a terrible time choosing what NOT to include in my post. This is perhaps the best example of that I have ever encountered.

These are the self portraits of photographer, makeup, and visual artist Ryan Burke. I spent so much time gorging myself on his pictures last night, I’m amazed (and a little disappointed) he didn’t appear in my dreams. His creations are beautiful and disturbing and haunting (and the main reason I’m a bit sleep deprived today). I came across Burke thanks to a great post by fellow blogger AlienAndrogyny.

Burke’s makeup creations remind me more than a little of the fabulous club-kid era I was a part of in the early eighties, though we were working mostly with pencils and powders which didn’t have the staying power of the air brush makeup he uses. And of course, I didn’t know anyone nearly as talented as he is!

You don’t need me to tell you what’s awesome about them. I’ll let them speak for themselves. If you love them as much as I do, I strongly recommend you go explore his website. There are hundreds more glorious images where these came from, both of himself and of others!

Ryan Burke drag makeup fashion photography

Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke drag makeup fashion photography

Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke drag makeup fashion photography

Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke drag makeup fashion photography

Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke drag makeup fashion photography

Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke drag makeup fashion photography

Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke drag makeup fashion photography

Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke drag makeup fashion photography

Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke drag makeup fashion photography

Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke drag makeup fashion photography

Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke drag makeup fashion photography

Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke drag makeup fashion photography

Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke drag makeup fashion photography

Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke drag makeup fashion photography

Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke drag makeup fashion photography

Ryan Burke

Ryan Burke drag makeup fashion photography

Ryan Burke

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

22 thoughts on “Drag Artist

  1. Is it wrong that I LOVED the one with the multicolored paperclip mask? These are so extremely wow-worthy – I would LOVE to see what he’d do with PJ Harvey! …or with ME for that matter. 😉 I kind of enjoy being “made-up”.

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  2. He is incredibly talented. Those pics were stunning!

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  3. these are just stunning!

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  4. Oh, yes–the paperclips! My goodness–can he just come here and give me cheekbones?!!

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  5. These don’t even look real! They are amazing!

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  6. Incredible artistry! I can see how you had a hard time choosing what not to include. Everything you did include is amazing and gorgeous. I have a family photoshoot tomorrow and wish he would come style my whole family 🙂

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  7. He’s already got that androgynous beauty thing on lock. I’m not one for makeup, mostly because of laziness in that department, but wow can this guy work it!

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  8. Fabulous artist…..fabulous artistry!

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