Shooting Marlene Jimenez in a friend’s garage could’ve looked like any other hyperreal photo session, but that wouldn’t do for Aaron Anderson. Creating moody portraits of Jimenez by manipulating props and light, Anderson created sensitive portraits in a not so sensitive locale, mimicking the model’s strength and character. “We were looking at sunset-type lighting, and sun coming through a window. [We used] a colored gel or fill to open up the shadows, but still keep it looking realistic to the environment,” explains Anderson.
The first portrait at the bench features a 39” Deep Octa with Purple Gel at camera right. A D-Lite with CTO and 7” Reflector was positioned behind the model and motorcycle on the left. A window let some natural light in between those sources.