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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Random Excellence

Billy & Hells, Svende, 2005

From the Berlin-based print sales site Lumas.com. The edition of one hundred 20 x 30" Lambda prints is sold out, but there is an open edition of the $140 15 x 20" version. Note that Lumas does not accept portfolios for review.

Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON, hat tip to Bas

3 Comments:

Blogger Paul M said...

Mike,

That is totally killer and totally inspiring. I wonder if you have any clues about how that is lit? I'm thinking a very large softbox, right behind and slightly above the camera. But I have no idea other than that is smoking.

Any thoughts?

Paul

5:34 PM  
Blogger Mike Johnston said...

"That is totally killer and totally inspiring. I wonder if you have any clues about how that is lit? I'm thinking a very large softbox, right behind and slightly above the camera."

That or maybe ringlight. Look at the eyes--you can take a hint from the old studio pros, who, whenever they got a chance to see a competitor's chromes, would immediately put a loupe on the subject's eyes, where they could see the lighting reflected and figure out what lighting was used.

--Mike

5:41 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Don't think its a ring flash, more likely a very large softbox. Its quite subtle quite different from say Martin Schoeller's Big Head series which I also find captivating.

8:51 PM  

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