I found comfort at the age of eight when I discovered my ability to draw objects and cartoon characters. By the age of fifteen, I began painting garden scenes using oil paintings on canvas - where I became familiar with mixing & blending colors together.
Finally, I knew that art is my passion and love.
I majored in Graphic Design because I was able to easily communicate with the crowd through digital art on social media, and by sharing the purpose behind my art work to the entire world.
During which, I took a basic photography course that caught my interest. I found myself amused and anxious to learn more. Portraits of people, their emotions and expressions - showed me individuals from a unique and aware perspective. Ever since, I couldn't stop taking pictures everywhere I go.
After, I began applying body paint and making my models look camera ready for the shoot. Then I furthered my learning experience in makeup artistry to be able to create a character for a specific scenario, in order to have the best looking results and then be able to edit pictures, add layers and illustrations to it if needed.
This gave me a final understanding of what I wanted to focus on after all.
Therefore, I immersed my personal overall passion for Makeup, Photography, and Graphics.
I am doing my best to enhance my skills as well as make my contribution to the art in itself.
And now, I feel that I am able to express crazy ideas I forever had in mind and always aim to send a message through my art to tell a story, realistic or unrealistic. In conclusion, all that matters is that the art piece can take us far and beyond.
Name: Rafif Haj Ahmad
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Crew, Makeup Artist, Photographer (Still) and Graphic Designer
Oscar Zeta Acosta
Documentary by City Projects Assistant Makeup Artist It's a true life story back in the 70's about Oscar and his disapearance.
How I Knew Harold
Film (short) by Ashley Chrisman Head of Makeup and Hair Department
Taking Life For Granted
Television by FAT DROID PRODUCTIONS BY STUART ALLISON Key Makeup Artist & hair Stylist Designed and applied all looks from hair to makeup for all talents and extras; camera ready, no shine and enhanced their features, Plus some bruising and sweat effects which were all done for a Pilot.
Blind, But Now I See
Film (short) by Aundre Johnson Head of Makeup and Hair Department Designed both makeup and hair looks for all talents and extras and made sure all looked their best for camera.
Disney, The Fosters, And Hunger Games
Film (short) by RELENTLESS FILMWORKS STUDIOS Makeup Artist Applied makeup for short films “Disney, The Fosters, And Hunger Games” in order for upcoming actors and actresses to represent to acting agencies and get hired.
Film (short) by JOHN MORENO Makeup Artist Applied three stages of how zombies transform SFX Makeup for “Green Piñata”.
Silence, Before Rain
Film (short) by FILMMAKERS ANNONYMOUS Key Makeup Artist & hair Stylist Key makeup artist & hair stylist; worked on main talents and extras. It’s a short film called “Silence, Before Rain”.
by SPIRAL PICTURES Key Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Key makeup artist & hair stylist; ’Bethel’ a homeless witch in a short film called “Drifter”.
Series by SAFETY PATROL Makeup Artist Airbrush makeup and free hand paint; ‘Darth Maul’ character in a comedy sketch called “Jedi Lives Matter”.
Queen of Hollywood Blvd
Film by CONCRETE IMAGES Assistant Makeup Artist Assisted the key makeup artist on set for the featured film “Queen of Hollywood Blvd”.
In Absentia 'Stranded'
Television by LIGHT AND SHADOW PICTURES (Crime, Horror and Thriller) Makeup Artist Applied character makeup on the main actress for the web series In Absentia ‘Stranded'.
Cinema Makeup School
Al Najat Private Secondary school