The Golden Girls.
Take away the Jersey, Gold Medals, skates and helmet, and the women underneath are beautiful, genuine and marvellous people to photograph. I was hired a day prior to the shoot, and was given creative freedom. I decided to go the route of shooting dark, personal portraits; [my favourite style].
For a long time now I've been enamoured by the photographs of Joey Lawrence. His dark, moody, intimate photos inspire me. In creating these photos I took a page from his look-book. I wasn't going for light, bright and cheery, but rather up close, personal and perhaps a little somber.
A fun fact, the women here were not photoshopped. That's what they look like in real life.
With that said, enjoy, and share around.
I can't show 3/4 of the photos I shot as they have the Olympic Jerseys.
Most of the photos used an octa-bank and beauty dish as the main light. Both on the same side of the face, unlike the below photo. The beauty dish I set to half power and the octa-bank [fill light] is immediately behind the beauty dish and at a much lower power.
Most of the photos had a soft-box as a rim light, and spot light on the background. All of the lights are Alienbees.