It’s going to be another short blog post this week in comparison to last weeks lengthy number. I have been in London working, for the early part of the week, so time has been a little limited, especially for thinking about and composing another blog post. With that being said, here is what I came up with for your entertainment and viewing pleasure…
I’m keeping it nice and simple again this week! I thought I would simply share some of my favourite images from a recent lingerie shoot with, the lovely, Maria Gardner, wearing some of the latest Pretty Polly Collection (https://www.prettypolly.co.uk/).
For this shoot, I used my, trusty, Elinchrom lighting kit (https://www.elinchrom.com/) to achieve that soft light look that works so well for lingerie shoots, but I also wanted to introduce some texture and interest into the background.
Oh, look! And as if by magic! A concrete wall! That’ll work!
Concrete is cool! It just is! Well to me it is anyway! I love using concrete as a background. It’s so versatile! Depending on the background you find, concrete can look grungy and moody or you can light it to look clean, expensive and add some depth and texture to a shot, as I have done here.
So what’s with this fancy ‘Rose that grew…’ title I hear you ask? Well… let’s face it! I couldn’t have just called the blog post ‘Concrete is Cool’ now could I? So I gave it a ‘fancy’ title!
The title actually comes from a really beautiful poem, by Tupac Shakur. Yeah, that’s right! The rapper! (If you don’t know who Tupac was; he was an American rapper, writer, actor and poet. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest rappers of all time.) I’m a big hip hop fan and I came across his writing and poetry through being a fan of his music and films. This is the poem…
It’s pretty inspiring, isn't it? You’re welcome haha!
Anyway enough about the ‘fancy’ title! Photography, a beautiful lingerie model and a little bit of culture from the poetry! What more could you want from a blog post from a commercial photographer?
Anyway, thanks again for taking the time to check out the blog. I do appreciate it! Have a browse around the rest of the website while you’re here. I would love to hear from you if there are any topics that you would like me to try and cover in future posts. Until next time. Have a great week!
This was a simple studio set up using the equipment listed below:
Camera: Canon 5D MK IV
Software: Capture One Pro
Lighting: 2 x Elinchrom Ranger RX S Heads
Model: Maria G, Industry Models
Wearing: Pretty Polly Lingerie
MUA: Gaby Hunt