"My name is Jan Schoelzel and I am a 19 year old photographer from Hanover, Germany. I started taking photos in August 2012 and it turned out to be my greatest passion. After my work experience in Hanover I tried to focus more on the meaning of my pictures and how it is effecting the viewer. This photo was a really spontaneous idea. I wanted to do photos with a friend for a while and after I thought a little bit about the composition and got a nice idea my whole day was just drawn by this one picture. I tried to get the stuff I would need. Like the lamp and the location. The lamp was from a local mattress shop and the location is a forest close to my home.
We did go there in the evening, because I did want to have this moody look. The model is illuminated by a 28 inch softbox from Westcott with a speedlite and we did put an orange gel in front of it to increase the light that is coming from the Lamp."- Jan Schoelzel
Camera: Canon Eos 40D
Lens: 17-55mm 1:2,8
Focal Length: 28mm
Shutter Speed: 1/13sec