Sibylla Deen: Free Spirit
Perhaps it’s her Australian upbringing or her natural artistic flare, but Sibylla Deen let her spirit fly free in Malibu. We shot with her right after she filmed Tut, after she was already known for her role in the FX show Tyrant. She was on a roll with strong female characters who inspire and endear fans, so it was no surprise that she herself is a confident, leading lady in life. Sibylla was light, carefree, easy going, and not an ounce shy. Changing freely on the beach, prancing around in her favorite cut-offs…and only her favorite cut-offs, Sibylla would have caused quite the stir had we not have had the beach to ourselves that day.
Being fashion photographers, we’re used to just about everything when it comes to photoshoots. But, things are usually different on-set with actors and entertainers. There’s usually an additional level of privacy for the ladies and there can be quite a few guidelines to follow. But, Sibylla was a different experience entirely and it was really fun and refreshing to shoot this way.
Wild Hair, Wild Heart
We had our hair & makeup team on set with us – Mishelle Parry and Ashley Donovan of Celestine Agency. And typically, we’re the ones who provide the creative direction and guidelines in terms of what the look will be that day. But, it was instantly clear that Sibylla really knew herself and her style. She loved a dark smoky eye and enjoyed her hair messy, and we wanted to capture the version of Sibylla that was truest to her personality. So, the ladies of our beauty team gave the best version of Sibylla’s authentic form and off we ran. Literally.
Sibylla danced, pranced, twirled, and ran all over the shoreline. She gave us elegance, laughter, grace, beauty, sexiness, and a quiet sweetness – a blend of moods and vibes that reflected her range as an actress. She also gave us a workout. After a beautiful afternoon-turned-evening on the beach, we parted ways and reviewed the photos – it was an entirely different type of celeb shoot than we’d had before and we are really happy to share the images with you.