Another take with beautiful model, singer and dancer Sydney Jo Jackson, who was a real pleasure to work with. The delightful Nicola Hamilton came over to do the make up at very short notice.
I wanted to do something in the style of Irving Penn and one of the characteristics of his portraiture was that subjects were very often in cramped or seemingly uncomfortable positions, sometimes squeezed into corners made from studio flats.
Penn used daylight most of the time from the roof of his studio. To imitate this I rigged a black tent arrangement to stop light bouncing around the room, and give maximum density to the shadow areas.
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length: 35mm
Exposure: 1/200 sec at f/16
Flash Mode: White Umbrella
Post Processing: Photoshop CS3 and Silver Efex Pro
© 2009 John Hooton Photography