If you enjoy looking at fashion images, then the photography duo Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello should be on your radar. They are ranked as among the top fashion photographers on Model.com and it's easy to see how their work stands out within one of the most saturated fields of photography. In their latest campaign shoot for clothing designer Anna Sui, Sanchez and Mongiello have one of the simplest lighting setups ever: just a single gridded Profoto head.
It was pretty shocking to see the preview images on the screen; they had so much fill and detail that is normally not found with a single hard right. After seeing the final image, it's clear that there is also a backlight coming from behind the set. But could there be something else to this photograph? I might have to experiment with this lighting setup next time I'm in the studio or on set in an interesting house. Images like this remind me how much mood and feel play into your lighting and overall production. Enjoy this simple and short behind the scenes video.