Michael David Adams is a New York-based fashion and beauty photographer who says he likes nothing better than “getting really dirty and creative.” Take a behind the scenes look at his Hypnos shoot, where he used a deceptively simple set and carefully thought out lighting to create a dark and ominous mood.
To create the set, Michael worked with set designer Brian Byrne to build a few mobile walls that, when arranged in different positions, create the illusion of different scenes.
Each set, however, needed its own lighting scheme to keep the mood consistent. Michael used three 600w monolights along with two Profoto Pro-7 packs and heads and a variety of light shapers, from softboxes with baffles for extra diffusion to umbrellas and diffused grids.
The final images from the shoot can be found below.
You should also check out his website. The underwater images are spectacular.
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