Behind The Picture

The Story Behind the Picture

Bad Bunny Cocktail

Anonymous Bad Bunny Cocktail.

In shooting this image I gave a lot of thought to what I wanted, I needed the model to have some anonymity that's why I went with the mask not just bunny ears alone.The bunny mask was the starting point for the shot, Next came the outfit a black corset and long black gloves with black stockings like latex. I also went with some shoes that would (No pun) stand the test of time. As for the X’s on each nipple plus the leather choker. I think it ad's an edge of erotic fetishism. Not just another topless shot of a model in a bunny idea.

The white vignetted background helps to keep the shape of the bunny on the cocktail stall. I shot this with a ring light as my main light and the background was blown out with two lights pointed at the white wall behind on to each side for an even wash of light. The martini she is holding is a Frank Sinatra with two olive’s. I like to think this shot will stand the test of time and that is why its an Eleven.

The “Bad Bunny Cocktail” has become a favorite image of my work as of lately. It's a classic look, Bad Bunny Cocktail has all the ingredient’s of a timeless shot. Lovely model, naughty, sexy & just bad as she will go all the way to Eleven. I like to think this shot will stand the test of time and that is why it's an Eleven..



This shot is hard to tell if its not an eleven photographically as the model is such a beautiful looking women. But the story is about why I think it is a shot that is an eleven. I went to a clothing company to see about getting some outfits for a shoot and one of them was this outfit. When a top model came to my studio for a shoot I asked if she would put the outfit on and WHAM what a fantastic look on her. The pinup was back in town. I positioned the model so she would be standing part of the way out of my studio ( I had a very large grange door) in the soft light and then I bounced some hard sunlight back with the use of a reflecter. As the back drop was inside in the studio it had no light on it so it went black which was just as I wanted to happen. That helped the model stand out more, a uncomplicated shot. That’s what makes it an eleven.



Carrie Stevens

Carrie Stevens Playboy Playmate

The story behind the picture.

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The first thing to happen is the idea in my head. I have a thought of the shot and how I see it. Then I go about putting it together in my mind and making notes plus some sketches. Once this is done I then move onto how I should take the shot. Maybe thoughts of lighting and background and how my team will go about making all the parts that I might need such as the backdrop & props. I also think of the model that I would like to have in the image.

Once I have it in my minds eye & thought it though, I get to work. In this case we started with the background. I wanted to have something like an old painted wall that had the paint coming off it as if it was aged. My guys work out how to do this for me and they started with a canvas backdrop which was rolled (Painted) out in a cream color. They then dropped broken particle board on the top of the painted canvas which was then sprayed with the color (purple). Once this had dried we then swept it off to leave the pattern underneath. The bottom of the backdrop was painted black. The backdrop was hung up under a frame work and a scrim was placed as a roof for soft light to fall over the subject & background.

Carrie Stevens Playboy Playmate

The costume was made up of a corset and stockings with a group of neckless’s plus a robe to give the model somthing to play with. The model was Carrie Stevens who not only is a Playboy® Playmate but also an actor. This would be ideal for the shot as I felt I needed a model that could become the part!

Even though I use soft over head light (Daylight) I still use a fill card to ad splash’s of light for a highlight’s. This gave me a some shadows to work with not just flat light. It also gave a sense of depth and shaping! I think this shoot makes it as an eleven.