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What Does Love…? (NSFW)

“What Does Love…?” depicts the range of emotions experienced by a single woman, Sheena, as she contemplates love, rejection, empowerment, strength and sensitivity.

Crew:
Model: Sheena
Concept and Photography: Rich Cirminello

Behind the Scenes:
The shoot was done at my loft downtown San Jose using my red couch, red background paper and studio flash. Three lights were used for all shots: a main light in small octagonal softbox boomed and slighting off center, and two gelled fills with small silver umbrellas on either side.  I shot tethered to CaptureOne Pro 11 . All photos were tuned in CaptureOne for consistency before being brought into Photoshop for retouching and processing.

I wanted to create something that had a fashion and editorial feel and that could also be used in my boudoir portfolio. Red is a color that I like working with as an accent, but in this shot its role is dominant. The red lingerie, red couch, red background and red roses were offset with by the colored fill lights of teal/cyan and orange.

Because it was our first time working together I treated this as a test and  Sheena did her own hair and makeup. The red lingerie was hers and the black heels and black garter belt came from my collection.