There is a tendency sometimes to throw everything you’ve got at a project, only to find the process snowball and get in the way of a desirable outcome.  This can happen on set, and I have on occasion backed up, stripped the set to its bones, and essentially begun anew.  Usually in this case, an effective, simple approach then rears its head, and a delightfully simple photograph appears.

In this photo for Richmond Magazine, I did not find myself having to work backwards, but rather began simply and allowed the elegance and texture in the subject shine.  It’s wonderful what you can do with a single fresnel and a bit of strategic fill here and there.

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