Video Portrait of Helene by chris kilkus

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At last, the final version of the video portrait I shot of fashion model Helene Traasavik.  Thanks to Smashbox Digital for a for a great job with the edit.

For those of you that are curious, I shot this on the tripod mounted Canon 5D MarkII using a small light mounted to the camera’s hot shoe.  I manipulated the spill of light into a narrow beam using a bit of Cinefoil.If you’re a fan of fashion, then you’re probably already familiar with The Sartorialist. For the uninitiated, it’s a prolific collection of high-fashion portraits shot of real-world people on the street by photographer Scott Schuman. It’s kind of like Humans of New York, but with fancier clothes and no sad stories.

You get to see a brief, but interesting look into his process from selecting a person to photograph to positioning and posing them for the shot.

I’m not a big fashion guy, and I definitely don’t “get” a good deal of the styles he presents on his blog, but he has been doing his thing for so long and so consistently that you have to respect it. Just the act of approaching people all the time like that must require a very specific personality.

Check out his site here.














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Written by Christopher Kilkus

March 13th, 2012 at 3:51 am

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