Photographer Kenneth Cappello is known for his celebrity portraiture, his advertising work for Nike and Puma as well as his flashy editorial work for Nylon, GQ, Fader and Vibe. Cappello shot musician/DJ DeadMau5 this past month for Vibe Magazine, and, lucky for us, also shot a little BTSV to give us a peek at his process.
His approach with lighting in this shoot is consistant with the rest of his portfolio- a combination of expertly lit portraits with more in-your-face, direct flash images. He uses Canon gear and Profoto lights on basic white and black sweeps. As they say, less is more, more or less.
Images used with permission.