This is my last canter around this arena ...
The initial premise behind the 3 shots (including this one) that I have uploaded was to try and recreate the sublime delicacy of a painting I saw recently at the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum and photographed (Woman at her Toilet, Jan Havicksz. Steen, 1655 - 1660) which just bowled me over with its restrained intimacy ..
My Original idea was ... uploaded here
.. Ok but could've been better ..
Having taken an number of shots trying to capture the intention of the painting I gave free rein to my missus EE and we got (in my opinion) more expressive shots .. this is the first
and the current is the second 'free' variation.
My particular problem was trying to capture that very particular 'gloom lighting' that is quite consistent with the old master paintings - it's somehow not 'gloomy' but of course reflects the light available at the time. I have tended in others to be less than 'bold' - I am hoping this is more approximate!
As mentioned before the light in these shots is mono directional all from the left - no reflectors - it is a set in my studio.
Tags: Portraits and people
Flash and lighting
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