Colleague, Account Exec and stand in model Sophie gave me less than 1 hour after work before she had to skip off to meet a lucky friend for dinner. At least this cut down my options which resulted in a very direct single light set up approach. 1 SB900 above centre with enough fall off to feather the light across Sophie's face and place small catch lights in the lower part of her eyes. The background was an amazing accident. It used to be a jet black cloth until I used it in a powder shoot and it got trampled on by several pairs of flour covered feet. I looked at it and thought, just maybe, if shot slightly out of focus this messy rage could look like a premium custom painted back drop. This was also my first experiment with a radio transmitter for the off camera flash. Lots learned on this shoot. Thanks Sophie.
200mm · f/8.0 · 1/100s · ISO 100