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VIVI - A LIGHT EXPERIMENT


So during my day in Manchester with the Vauhaus models, me and Miss Vivi Sterling had a little mess around in the apartment and experimented with the flash gun!

As most of you know who follow my work it's glaringly obvious I am natural light's number 1 fan! So much so I've never actually shot a portrait using flash before.
We clambered on the staircase, shut ourselves in a blacked out bathroom and just had fun taking shots! I'm happy to report, I love them!

For the set we took by the stairs I wanted to challenge myself to get a really clean look like they were shot in a studio (very out of character for my normal style) without having to rely on an actual studio set-up. I think the results (and Vivi!) look great and exactly what I'd imagined...  


For the bathroom photos I wanted to go for a more gritty feel (seedy motel bathroom style) and tried to create the effect of Vivi being lit up by torchlight. I wanted everything to look blown out but still maintaining a lot of depth and character. As Vivi has such striking features, I wanted them to be the feature of the glare, not get lost in it. Yet again thankfully, I loved the results!...
 

 

It was a lot of fun to muck about with something different and I'd love to know what you guys think, so please feel free to let me know in the comments section!
xx