A moody, dark portrait photographed with a single umbrella in the studio.
Artist Ashely Joncas has been a huge inspiration, and I’ve been trying to replicate that glossy, gritty, low-key lighting myself!
Although initially trying to use a strobe, I ended up falling back on just an umbrella over a bulb and feathering the light.
Coconut oil was used to try to get more of a gloss and a punch in the highlights, though next time I might try olive oil..
Let’s keep finding inspiration and trying new techniques!
Much Peace and Keep Roamin’
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