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Shadow Kiss

For this shot, I wanted deep black shadows to create a very graphical, mysterious vibe. I wanted to keep it as simple as possible with just the hat and red lips, slightly desaturating the skin to help create the near-monochromatic colors.

This was lit with one spot projector camera left and above to create the deep shadows with hard lines.

100mm · f/16.0 · 1/200s · ISO 100
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That's a killer image! I need that lipstick in my life :D

Thanks, Dilyana! I think I tried a few different lipsticks that day to get what I wanted. I think this is Revlon's Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish in She's on Fire. I sometimes put it over something else because it's very orangey-red and very shiny and sticky. I'll sometimes put something darker under it for photo purposes. In this one, I think when I color graded it, it makes it appear more cherry.

So noir, I love this image!