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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Mad Lighting Skills At Play In LA

LOREN HAMMER
lighting scientist and photographer spent the weekend in Los Angeles teaching others how to recreate Hollywood style lighting. Here is a man who knows what he is talking about because of his up-close-and-personal babysitter: the film industry ala noir. He grew up watching films like Chinatown while his father made a living as a still photographer on sets where as a child he would frequently play. His interpretation of photography is a sexy vintage Stradivarius mixed with a 1960's sense of freedom. The whole time, he makes it look painless; absolutely painless.


Once in Paris with his magical bag of tricks he shot high fashion for various magazines and clients; for instance Vanity Fair and Vogue Homme. Now he shares some of his secrets with curious students desiring a better understanding of dramatic lighting. I will bet he does not share all of his secrets. The good ones never do.
























Photographs shot by C. Maxwell
Model: Nicole McDonald 

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