1. Tell us a bit about the image
This is a shot of my friend model Erin McCarthy, with who I have worked with a couple of times before.
2. What inspired you to take the shot?
I was inspired mainly by the Alice in Wonderland story by Lewis Carroll and of course the recent films that are based on it. My youngest daughter brought back the magic of the story to the house and I wanted to do the shoot about it but change it up a bit with a steampunk twist.
3. What gear did you use for the shot including lighting?
I used Pentax 645D camera with 45-85mm f/4.5 lens, Exif: ISO 100 f/9 1/125. All shot in my studio, for lighting I used two Quantum strobes. The main light was with a snoot facing the model, while the fill light was on the right side of the model. A Nikon flashgun SB900 was used to light up the lamp in the background.
4. Tell us about the editing process?
I used Lightroom and Photoshop for editing. I slightly edited the exposure in Lightroom and then I finished the editing in Photoshop. I used dodge&burn, colour grading.
5. How does this piece reflect you as an artist
I enjoy doing different shoots and exploring new ideas. It’s always nice to get away to a different world with photography. A big thank you to my team, my model Erin McCarthy and Toma Bartoseviciute who did the make up, for helping me create the image that I wanted.