This editorial appeared in Issue 71 of Tantalum Magazine.
In this editorial I found myself drawn to a very simple lighting setup and a quiet mood. The clothing would be black and somewhat mysterious, and therefore an elaborate lighting setup would likely draw away from the quiet mystery of the scene.
While the lighting, clothing and background would be darker and lower key, the model's thick blonde hair and pale skin would help create a stark contrast in tones. We selected simple makeup with a lot of texture and wave to the hair to create drama befitting of the lighting and clothing.
For lighting I went with Westcott Zeppelin 47'' deep parabolic umbrella which produced a gorgeous light. Using both pieces of diffusion material allowed me to have soft light on the model, yet use of the deep parabolic gave me more dramatic fall-off and more focused light. Instead of letting the background become black, I allowed some light to spill on the grey background to give a subtle separation between the subject and the seamless.