Recently I have made an effort to get back in the studio.
I was contacted through Model Mayhem by a fantastic make up artist by the name of Deepi from Beauty Republic .
She suggested that we cooperate on some ideas we both had. Deepi wanted to try some different make up techniques so we booked a couple of sessions in the studio.
The first was with a great Model by the name of Emily Napier. Emily was such a joy to photograph and was really great at posing and moving.
I was using the usual Bowens Gemini lights with a black vinyl backdrop. My main light was using a 4ft Octobox which gives great catchlights in the eyes.
The first shot was a close up of a fish that Deepi and painted over her eye on one side of her face.
Here you can see an incredible Fish that Deepi has drawn on Emily’s face.
Another view this time with a 3/4 length shot.
Then we did another style. This time with a slightly retro feel about it:-
Still with the same look I wanted to try another lighting style. This time I used a snooted light from behind Emily with a mirror reflecting the light back into her face. I masked the mirror to form a slit so that it gave a type of letterbox style to the light.
This time the light was reflected into her face from a mirror which had been masked to form a letterbox look
Finally we ventured out of the studio into my garden to take some shots outside and luckily the weather was fair.
Outside this time using natural light
Again outside using natural light.