27 Jan 2012

The Mask

During a trip to Venice I bought a mask as a souvenir, you know one of those masks that are sold everywhere over there. I forgot about this for a while, but one day I found it on a shelf and got an idea to incorporate into my portraits to make those more interesting. I wanted to create something mysterious so decided to go for lowkey.

I used only 2 lights - on camera right and one camera left from behind for a bit of hair and back light. I used a black side of my reflector for background. I only have 1 reflector so there was not anything to bounce the light back for the right side of the model. But I like the results :)