karohemd: self portrait (photo 85mm)
Ozzy ([personal profile] karohemd) wrote2010-10-13 04:37 pm

[Photo] Allan Amato workshop - Part 3 - Viktoria Modesta

Viktoria Modesta is not only a model but also a singer/songwriter. Check out her website for a few samples (warning for those of you at work, the music starts playing immediately when you allow scripts/flash).
The most fascinating bit about her for me was her wonderfully sculpted hair. Apparently, it's very easy to do but I guess everything is when you know how to do it.

Again, a few samples here, with more on flickr.

  



Viktoria Modesta - Upstairs 3

Viktoria Modesta - Upstairs 1

Viktoria Modesta - Upstairs 2

Viktoria Modesta - Upstairs 4

Viktoria Modesta - Upstairs 7

Viktoria Modesta - Upstairs 8

Viktoria Modesta - Downstairs 1

Viktoria Modesta - sculpted light

[identity profile] bateleur.livejournal.com 2010-10-13 08:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Very nice!

I love the lighting in that last one. That "lit from both sides" look is often used in, for example, comicbook art but I seldom see it in photos. Are both sides natural light?

[identity profile] karohemd.livejournal.com 2010-10-13 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks!
Only the fill from the front (i.e. behind the camera) is natural, from the window which provided full sunlight at the time so had a large diffuser placed in the frame to soften the light. The other light sources are two beauty dishes from both sides of the model.

[identity profile] cabd.livejournal.com 2010-10-14 08:15 am (UTC)(link)
Nice!

The top two, do you have multiple (bracketed) exposures of those?

[identity profile] cabd.livejournal.com 2010-10-14 09:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Because with essentially black and white subject matter the difference in exposure can look very interesting.