Photokina Booth Images Selection Eight

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Photokina booth images, selection eight: Daniele Barraco & Florence Grall

On May 22, we asked you to submit images that we can show in our booth at this year’s Photokina trade fair. The response was better than we ever could have hoped for. We got way more images than we can show and we consequently had to choose just a few. The final selection consists of images from previous blog participants as well as images from you, our readers.

We will present these images continuously here on our blog, right up until Photokina begins. Stay tuned. And to all those who shared their work with us – thank you! It is truly inspiring to see the stuff you create with the help of our gear.

These two images were shot by Italian photographer Daniele Barraco and French photographer Florence Grall.

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Christopher Walken | ©Daniele Barraco

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Daniele Barraco’s lighting setup

Daniele Barraco was featured on our blog about a year ago with this very picture.

“I love people,” said Daniele, when we talked to him. “I love their eyes, their skin and their wrinkles. I love the ability of the face to convey emotions, and my job is to bring out these emotions.”

The interview can still be found here. There is also a behind-the-scenes video available here.

You should also check out his website, if nothing else for his most recent portrait of Iggy Pop…

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Freres | ©Florence Grall

French photographer Florence Grall replied to our request for images to show at Photokina with the image above. She was also kind enough to include some information about herself:

“My name is Florence Grall and I’ve been a photographer for 15 years. I began my photographic career as a fashion photographer, but later on I became more and more interested in portrait photography, as I am passionate about meeting people and exploring the diversity of beauty.

“This images of three brothers is one of my personal favorites. It was taken a couple of years ago when the brothers and their mother were struggling to stay and study here in France. They are originally from Comoros and arrived in France and became very disoriented. The thing I love about this image is how the brothers manage to show such different attitudes, but at the same come across as united. I also love how beautiful their skin is in this light.”

How did you light it?

“I used only a single Profoto ComPact 600 with a Softlight Reflector Silver. I learned to appreciate the Profoto strobes when I was working with fashion photography, and I’ve stayed with them ever since.  I’ve carried them around  for 15 years now, and I’m still not ready to replace them!”

See more of Florence’s work at her website.

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