The latest fantasy shoot from the Slanted Lens instantly brings to mind the incredibly Academy Award winning movie Mad Max. With the help of a local junk yard, some incredible styling, and creative lighting, Jay P was able to execute an eye grabbing shoot. Check out just how he did it.
The basis for the shoot was to create a fantasy portrait that felt like it was from Mad Max. Since the movie is known for its incredible styling and use of cars, the first thing needed was access to a junk yard. Jay P went door to door in a car district in Sun Valley, California until he found an owner willing to work with him. He then staged his scene with a flaming car, two models styled with steampunk outfits and guns, and a smoke machine to give mood to the images. Once the stage was set, lighting was next.
For lighting, Jay P cut the light on the models and the scene with a PhotoFlex LitePanel and a 12x12 foot Silk Panel on a T-bar. To add a consistent "sun" and give the set more of a broad daylight feel, he put up a gelled strobe behind the model. Finally, to light the models he added a Dynalite Baja B6 with an octabox as well as a Photoflex LitePanel with a silver reflector.