As you might have noticed my favorite light modifier by far is the Para. Para 88 and 133 fit my needs perfectly. I’m a big fan of simplicity therefore I try to simplify the number of lights where I can.
High Standard beauty series with stunning Achok Majak @ RED for Harper’s Bazaar were shot with just one light – Para 88. During the shoot I moved the light around the model to achieve desired highlight/shadows.
To diversify the series I changed the background twice. Even though the images were shot with the same light – because of the background change they look different.
I hope you enjoy the behind the scenes video for more insights.
Camera info: Hasselblad H5D-50C with HC 50-110mm and Macro HC 120mm
1/350 at f/8 and 1/250 at f/11 at ISO100
PHOTOGRAPHER YULIA GORBACHENKO
STYLIST CONNIE BERG
CASTING DIRECTOR BERT MARTIROSYAN
MODEL ACHOK MAJAK @ RED
HAIR STYLIST GREG BITTERMAN @ RAY BROWN PRO
MAKEUP ARTIST ERIC POLITO @ ART DEPARTMENT
MANICURIST FLEURY ROSE @ BRYAN BANTRY AGENCY
RETOUCHER ONE HUNDRED BERLIN
PHOTO ASSISTANTS GONZALO RAMOS AND KSENIA LAMBERT
STYLIST ASSISTANTS MARY STEBENS, JULIA GEDEI
AND NATALIA ZEMLIAKOVA
BTS VIDEO GRANT FRIEDMAN
SHOT AT MAC PRO NYC