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Urban Ninja I

I've been geeked about the Watchmen movie since I saw the trailer a few months ago and read the book. Hence there's a tad of Watchmen and Snake Eyes (G.I.Joe) influences in this image. I've also been wanting to use a trench coat in a shoot for a while, and this seemed like a good way to use the clean lines of the coat to contrast with the Doc Marten combat boots, the Urban Ninja needs to be stylish.

 

Lighting: One Sunpak 120J shooting down from upper left (slightly behind Ninja), Sunpak 383 in small Alzo softbox camera left (in front of Ninja), Sunpak 383 in Orbis Ringflash camera right.

 

For some reason the Purple Doc Marten combat boots seemed necessary for this shot. The Dandy Warhols T-shirt was picked up when I saw their show in Zurich.

 

Details on photo concept, lighting and processing can be found below:

 

Urban Ninja Video Tutorial

 

Urban Ninja - Concept to Photo Tutorial

 

Urban Ninja – Dramatic Pose Tutorial

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Taken on February 24, 2009