I had the opportunity to take the portrait of artist Maria Spektor. It was a fun collaboration and this video above is one of the photo edits from the session.
Technical Talk: I shot the images on a grey background, with two lights. Main light from an Einstein 640 strobe with gridded octobox. Cut light from a Photoflex studio strobe with a 7" reflector with a 20 degree grid. At first I added a red gel to the cut light, but the color pulled away from the red rose, so I removed that and left it natural.
Technical Talk: For this, I started with beauty lighting, but then chose to use just one light, the Einstein with octobox, coming from Maria's left, almost overhead.
Thanks to: Subject/Collaborator: @vivalaspektor Makeup: @ayexbee_