Photo Deconstruction: Complex 5 Studio Lighting Setup for Floral Fashion Editorial
Two things I love are creativity and sharing, specifically teaching and sharing with other photographers, and so one of my favorite things I love to do every single year is put on intensive workshops.
In these workshops I basically create for other photographers what I love to shoot for myself. Sometimes they're very simple and elegant, other times, they're far more complex.
I want to show you the behind the scenes of one of my photographic workshop images.
The specific one is from a floral workshop (
During these workshops, I team up with incredible creatives, amazing hair stylists, models, set designers and wardrobe stylists. This set is made by the floral designer, Ivie Joy, so believe it or not, in the image you see here, this is not outdoors. This was completely built indoors at a location called the Foundry in Long Island City.
I envisioned something that looks like a forest at night, lit from behind and streaks so it's mysterious, dreamy and alluring. I left the rest up to Ivie.
I decided I wanted to play with the color red and coordinated with my wardrobe stylist to provide some sort of beautiful red styling, whether it be a dress or a headpiece. What he came up with was this incredible look with a beautiful cape and beading.
After the wardrobe and styling were set I then needed to bring the entire scene to life through my lighting.