Robert Wagner's picture

In the Vault

A shot from my personal project themed around Bonnie & Clyde. One of my clients recently purchased an old bank to turn into a venue so I reached out to them and got some friends and family made it happen. 2 alienbee lights 47" octobox up front and 7" reflector behind. it was tight quarters, but we made it work.

24mm · f/5.6 · 1/200s · ISO 100
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Nomad Photographers's picture

I absolutely love it, though it took me some time to see the gun. The light is spectacularly well mastered in a closed space like that one, well done !

Llewellyn Badham-Thornhill's picture

Love the set up and the small space makes you feel in the scene.

Dave Kavanagh's picture

Delighted to see this picked as POTD. Its a really beautiful shot.

Robert Wagner's picture

Thanks Dave!

Hi Ody's picture

I keep coming back to this photo. I am intrigued, maybe mesmerized, by the curve in the young lady's body starting at her left shoulder and ending at her knee - it is so close to mathematically perfect (I'll ignore the little bump caused by her knee :-) ) It was the first aspect of the photo I noticed. Whether the curve was deliberate or just an accident of her overall pose I don't know, but it is magical nonetheless.

Is that an iphone or something similar I spy in the young man's pocket? :-)

Robert Wagner's picture

Thank you for the comment. I wish I could take credit for the pose but that was her. It wasn't planned she was standing like that and the guy leaned in and I said hold that cause I knew it looked good! As far as the phone goes... Yes we didn't notice till later.

Kristof Mucha's picture

Well done love it

Lukas Juzenas's picture

Well I will be the oddball here :) Everything is perfect except one thing - their expressions doesn't deliver at all - like they are at any other fashion shoot. You can see the gun makes no influence to her or the guy - just the prop. Question is what he has in his pocket?
On technical level it is well done, on models expressions - they are dull

Erin B.'s picture

I'm with you Lukas. The random direction of their gazes is out of place. Maybe if this was a wide open space that they were in they would make more sense. Plus if they were looking straight into the camera they would have more impact.

Rod Kestel's picture

A great photo tells a story, which is what you've done. Lighting, compostion etc aside, that's what grabs me. With help from your models of course, who know what they're doing.

Matthew Teetshorn's picture

"One of my clients recently purchased an old bank".

As totally happens on a regular basis....

Lucky! Great shot!