Elle Indonesia

I love color. Bold, rich, bright, in-your-face color. I love how my eyes seem to eat up a saturated color placed in a bold composition. It FEELS pleasurable.

I’ve been wanting to shoot an editorial with gels projected on the face for quite some time now! I teamed up with the incredibly talented Griselle Rosario to do hair and makeup for this Elle Indonesia editorial.

For this shoot we bought Rosco gels and misc transparent plastics to hold between the subject and the light to cast the rich colors on the face. We actually used the gels as part of the composition in the frame to create lines upon lines to enhance the interest and composition. I used a single strobe with high contrast modifier (zoom reflector) and or grid to cast the color onto the face.

I had so much fun layering colors, lines and shooting with the Canon 5Ds for intense detail in these macro beauty shots.

On this bold and dramatic gel shoot stylist LSC (Lisa Smith Craig) for 4Seasons Style Management provided accessories and Angel Williams was our manicurist. I photographed beautiful Cece from Wilhelmina as my gel muse!

Gear Used