19 Nov
282/365(+1) by Luca Rossini
282/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander nokton 50mm f1.1
Camera: NEX-7, ISO100, f11, 1/160, raw

Now that I have my new studio equipment, I know I will abuse it. Take today, for example. After a whole day of work in the office, I returned home, played with Agata for a while, then rolled down the black background, switched on the main light, and had some fun.
I found these little transparent blocks in our flat, they come from my in-laws, and are supposed to work as chess pieces. They gave us this glass-and-wood chessboard with sixty four minimalistic pieces, half carved in wood and half made of crystal-lookalike plastic (could be plexiglass, but I’m not sure).
It was really interesting to see how the pieces responded to the light, depending on their disposition and shape. After a bit of testing and studying, I came up with this shot. As you can see, I used different pieces and orientations in order to “draw” an abstract shape. Now, I could have gone on forever, but it was eventually dinner time, and I had to stop.
Tomorrow I’ll have another shooting with models for the “fashion client”. We are still testing the models, the haircuts, the makeups, the costumes. In a couple of weeks at most we should have sorted things out and we’ll be ready for the “real shooting”. And for that one I feel I still need to study. And, who knows, we may have crystal elements in the garments. What I learned in my life, there’s no such thing as too much work or too much studying.

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