Technician Photo Editor Natalie Claunch said:
I picked Joannah Irvin’s photo because it is behind-the-scenes coverage of an event N.C. State hosts every year– Art to Wear. We usually see runway shots from this show, which highlight the fashion, but this photo shows us the preparation before the big moment. Joannah’s choice of framing includes the sparkles and shiny collar on Elizabeth, so we can tell this is no ordinary makeup job. Placing the makeup artist in the upper right corner and not leaving us with just a floating hand with a brush was also an excellent touch that leads us right to Elizabeth’s face.