Glenn Mostert's picture

Shaving box

A couple of months ago my mother gave me my grandfather's old shaving box. She asked me to take a few pictures of it. After thinking the shots out I decided to create a selfportrait. I setup the lights and tried different variations, modifiers, color filters and lenses.

In the box I found a Gillette razor, Gillette razor blades, De Vergulde Hand shaving cream, a shaving brush and an alum stone.

The first shot took a while to get right, but I'm happy with the end result. All the lights in the shot are flashlights. Two Bowens heads, one with a gridded beauty dish the other with an umbrella, and a speedlite with a Westcott Rapid Box.

In the right corner there is a picture of my grandfather.

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Brian Deal's picture

Well executed shot. I really like how balanced it feels. I also get a sense of the time period these items are from. The newspaper was a nice touch. This is a great shot and a wonderful tribute to your grandfather.