So some time earlier this year, I entered some of my images over at http://www.professionalphotographer.co.uk. I actually forgotten about it because work has been so busy lately. But a few days ago I received an email from the Art Editor from Professional Photographer Magazine letting me know that I've been short listed and eventually I've placed third in my entry of Portfolio of 3 images I submitted. (Out of 5492 Entries from at least 40 different countries, you can view the rest of the winners here)
I was really pleased and surprised by the email, mostly because the work that caught their attention was a piece of personal work I've done right out of quitting my job and jumping into the freelance world.
Lighting setup for the day
Behind the scenes
As you can tell, it was a really simple lighting set up, I used a large octa above her from the right and had her stand close to the background. The oct was angled towards her. The blurred effect was later added in post after I decided I made the story looked more interesting and gave it a moodier vibe.
These photos were inspired by both Paolo Roversi and Alexander Mcqueen's works. I love Paolo's use of textured backgrounds, his simplistic lighting that brought out the mood in his subjects.