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Zombie Boy Top Hat

This is a portrait of famous male tattoo model Zombie Boy shot as we were preparing for a magazine cover shoot for Cosplay Culture magazine's October/Halloween issue. I was fortunate to have a little extra time with him as the other model was in make up. He is an experienced fashion model as well as street performer. My shoot with him captured a flavor of both. Obviously his unique and striking appearance will make any photo compelling. I like this as an interpretation of a formal portrait with a vintage top hat.
As for the technical, the image was captured with my Nikon D810 and 85mm Zeiss Otus lens. The lighting is from my extra large softbox with egg-crate grid to make the light more directional. The background is a custom hand-painted canvas that I own which has some reflective and metallic paint in it which gives it the cold steel look.

85mm · f/9.0 · 1/125s · ISO 200
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