Vanity Fair Inspired Lighting

Every once in a while I think it's important that as a photographer, artist, creator, however you want to label it, you step out of your comfort zone and try something that you've never done before.

I haven't felt overly creative lately, and as a result, none of the work I have been creating has left me feeling inspired. I don't think this is an uncommon feeling for people who have made a career out of being behind the camera, but it's still a feeling I wanted to squash before the weight of it got any heavier.

I've always been a fan of the old Hollywood style of portraiture that you would often see in magazines such as Vanity Fair, and I had never attempted anything like that in the past, so it was the perfect opportunity to flex the ol' brain muscle and create something new.

I created a behind the scenes video explaining the process and showing the results, which you can view below:

And here are the final results:

Also, just for fun, here are a few more BTS stills:

Big thanks to the following for coming together to make this happen:

  • Summer Lilah (model)
  • Nikole Denovan (hair/makeup)
  • Trevor Lalonde (assistant)

Thanks all for reading. If you have any questions sound off in the comments box below.

Cheers
-Nate