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Another shot from the shoot with model Sayer Harold. If you haven't noticed already I am in love with deep shadows. I typically only use a single light source just to enhance the look of the model and the depth of the shadows. This image is a perfect case in point. If I had used a hair light or a key light I would have lost the intensity of the entire image.
Also by Ariston Collander
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