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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Saying it Boldly


Saying it boldly is what this photo shoot was all about. After stumbling upon the website for Black Milk Clothing, an Australian based clothing line. I met Gabrielle one evening while she was hanging out in the lobby of a recording studio.After mistaking her for a rapper, which she corrected me by stating that she modeled, I gave her a head to toe look and saw a lot of potential for the idea I had envisioned while browsing the Black Milk website. This was definitely the right model as she put it boldly. Immediately I called Kirk, owner of KMS BodyPainting, and told him I had a model I wanted him to meet, as well as an idea to pitch to him. Kirk readily agreed that he loved the idea. Without hesitation we planned a shoot that would take place as soon as Gabrielle returned from a trip out of state. The day arrived, and after a few obstacles we were pretty much on our way to making a bold statement, and having a good deal of fun as we always do.
How was it done:
fabricating a stencil for lettering will give a much better result than free handing
28 inch silver beauty dish
hairlight with barndoors & blue gel
background strobe
White reflector (used also as a flag for background light)
24 in softbox for side light
70-200 f2.8 95mm
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter speed: 1/250