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The problem with "day-by-day" project like this one is that, some days, you just have NO IDEAS.
I always say creativity is a muscle, and I deeply believe so, but I have to accept the idea that on some days is gonna be sore.

Today, was one of those days.

So, instead of going through that vortex of self pity and depression that usually leads to a mediocre self portrait, I decided to play as the good scholar and do homework instead : in this case, trying a new lighting setup that I know for sure i'm gonna use very soon for another photo.

I spent a good half hour trying to position the two strobes exactly the way I wanted for a symmetrical double rim light and then, simply placed a HUGE silver reflector in the hands of my DODGY roommate, a cigarette in his mouth and BAM!

Voilà! Liked it a lot right away!

This is Andrea, or as we call it, "il Nero"

Seventeen done, JUST 33 to go!


Nikon D700 | 50mm (ƒ/1.4G) @ 50mm | ƒ/11 | ISO 100 | 1/125th s — Camera Handheld

-Nikon SB900 | 1/8th Power | No gels | Bare | On a light Stand subject right just above his shoulder off frame

-Yongnuo YN560 | 1/8th Power | No Gels | Bare | On a light Stand subject left just above his shoulder off frame

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