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Film Noir


Jean d'Anvers


Irene Fernández



Noelia Moreno Ibañez


Jean d'Anvers is a Belgian actor and model who has worked with some of the best photographers in Belgium, and has participated in several movies and commercials. When he contacted me proposing we did a shoot together, I came up with the idea of a Film Noir based session.


Looking for someone to do the crucial "femme fatal" role, I was overwhelmed with the number of responses. I finally chose Irene Fernández, whose look and acting skills married perfectly with what we were trying to create. Irene is a trained actress and has performed in movies and on television shows here in Spain.


Finally, we had the privilege of being able to work with the international make-up artist Noelia Moreno, who has studied under some of the best MuAs in Belgium.


Location courtesy of Hotel El Fuerte, Marbella, Spain.


This was the most carefully planned shoot I have done so far, in terms of scouting locations and creating visual ideas prior to the shoot. I aslo felt really honoured to be able to work with such professional people as Jean, Irene and Noelia.


Strobist: SB900 in an Apollo 28" softbox on a boom, stuck into the bar on CL. An SB900 just below Irene's elbow, bouncing light off a pillar right behind her. A Cactus 45N with grid CR for hair light on Irene. And Lumopro 160 firing through a persian blinds gobo in the back, CR, for the shadows on the wall behind them. Fired with Cactus V4s.


This shot is from a previous session that I uploaded in March or April 2011. You can see the whole set here:

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Uploaded on December 11, 2011