I guess it was my turn to try a business portrait. Local camera club theme for this month is ‘Dark Side’ so I guess this business theme suites it well. If you ask me the dark side here is from the neck down. During the shoot we went from four light setup to one light setup and finally to this two light setup that we though worked best for this picture. As a Slipknot fan I thought that mask was not good enough as it is and I added 10cm nail mohawk to it.
I got smoke images from the last visit to camera club studio so I though I’ll use them for something. I was in a local super market and bought some chilis. It was actually pretty mild and the tip were there are no seeds tasted like paprika. Well it worked as a prop.
Got this idea of a series of images when I was walking to a studio for an another shoot. I wanted to play with graphical elements and strong contrast with this series. Lighting setup for the images was simple 60x90cm softbox on top and reflector at the bottom. Images with white background had another bare flash behind the model to light the background.
Half way editing this haunted house image I started thinking why I chose my own head as the haunted house. I think Freud might find something here… This image started as a pencil drawing and then I just used my old images to get it to together. Chimney I didn’t have in my photos so I draw it to the image.