Tobias Björkgren Fires the Smoke Grenades

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Portrait Photography

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 Tobias Björkgren Fires the Smoke Grenades

Asa Schmalenbach | ©Tobias Björkgren

We have said before, but it bares repeating: we love it when you share your work with us. So, if you have a couple of images and a good story to tell, do not hesitate to drop us an email at blog[a]profoto.com.

Swedish photographer Tobias Björkgren did just that. Here is his story:

“This summer I was asked to photograph singer-songwriter Åsa Schmalenbach. Me and Åsa both agreed that we wanted a look that fused a hard fashion look with a classic, soft, piano playing artist look. One idea that had crossed my mind a couple of weeks before our meeting was to use colored smoke. I investigated a couple of different options and contacted the local fire department to make sure that I was allowed to use smoke in a populated area. With all that secured, me and Åsa headed out to the Stockholm Archipelago and the location with the old car you see in the pictures.”
Tobias brought along his Pro-7b battery generator with two heads, a Magnum Reflector, plus an AcuteB2 with a Softlight Reflector White.

“The lighting is pretty straightforward. I used a quite traditional three light setup with one important difference: the blue gel-filter I used with the fill-light. The reason I did this was to get a blue shadow. I also used a diffusion panel to block out some of the sunlight.”

If you like the results, there is more of the good stuff at Tobias website.

 Tobias Björkgren Fires the Smoke Grenades

Asa Schmalenbach | ©Tobias Björkgren

 Tobias Björkgren Fires the Smoke Grenades

Asa Schmalenbach | ©Tobias Björkgren

 Tobias Björkgren Fires the Smoke Grenades

Asa Schmalenbach | ©Tobias Björkgren

 Tobias Björkgren Fires the Smoke Grenades

Asa Schmalenbach | ©Tobias Björkgren

 Tobias Björkgren Fires the Smoke Grenades

Asa Schmalenbach | ©Tobias Björkgren

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Comments (2)

  • Jürgen Pfeiffer

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    Okay, nice, but not extraordinary or remarkable.

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  • Claes

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    How would you, Jürgen Pfeiffer like to see it?!

    Reply

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