These are the behind the scenes and outtake photos of Project L: Part 34 – The match factory.
Lately all I’ve written about the projects has been the weather and how cold and windy it is. But that’s not all about the project’s models freezing their buttocks off, but about the wind catching on your strobe’s umbrella and knocking the damn thing over. This has happened to me way too many times I’d like to admit, but so far I’ve been extremely lucky.
This is another reason I don’t really like using strobes, but I rather prefer to use and manipulate the ambient lighting. The main reason is that while proper, thoughtfully set up lighting really makes an image stand out, I personally don’t like it. I’m not shooting fashion, I’m shooting real emotions, real feelings of people wearing latex.
Sure, many of the photos are posed, but meanwhile – between these poses – it’s wonderful to find out the real human being in front of the camera.
About the process
I love natural light (except when it’s noon and the light and its shadows are sharpest). It’s just so… real. Especially when it’s diffused by the surrounding buildings, thus creating a soft, beautiful light that really enhances the colour of the graffitis and Didi’s suit.
I’m slowly getting over the overuse of the new 11-24mm f/4L, but to be honest, I’ve never been so excited over a new lens. So feel free to expect me to overuse it some more in the near future.
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