This is an out take from a Dayspa Magazine cover shoot. She was laughing at a joke made by someone off set. I’ve posted other pictures of Ingrid that I shot after this job was done, but this is the background, lighting and makeup on the cover shot. Speaking of the background. It reminds me a little of the color and feel that my new portfolios will have. Not exactly. As it stands right now (I’m waiting for some new sample swatches) the books will be a burgundy ultra suede with black leather spines inside a slipcase made of the same materials. Before the book binder Eriko Yahiro starts, I need to decide how the pages will be hinged or guarded so I can make prints for her to work with (guarding is a cloth hinge). I think I’ll be scoring and hole punching the edge of each print and printing on double sided 316gsm Hahnemüle Photo Rag Smooth fine art paper. I did some test prints on this and it kicks ass. I’ll talk more about the portfolios as I get further along in the process. They are going to be beautiful.
model: Ingrid Raines
makeup/hair: Michelle Tabor
camera/film: Canon EOS 1Ds Mk II, Canon EF 85mm 1.8 @f11.
lighting: One Speedotron head with a 20″ reflector covered with a Xenophon diffuser on top and a silver card below.