NO MUSIC NO LIFE: Bohemian Rhapsody.

This past Monday, I shot a new photo for my NO MUSIC NO LIFE series. This one was a little extra special because the song could have been my favorite.

For this song, I thought I was take my inspiration from the lyrics of the song instead of the title. In the beginning, Freddy Mercury sings: «Mama, just killed a man. Put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger now he’s dead.»

So that’s what we went for. Julien, my main subject and the person who chose this song was the killer. His friend Sam was the victim. We were lucky enough to have the amazing Ketty as make-up artist who put a bullet in Sam’s head to make the shot more realistic. 

I was assisted by another Geneva photographer: Olivier Borgognon. All together, I think we managed to pull off a great photo! I really love working with a team!


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As far as the lighting goes, this was a 4-lights setup:

> my key light was a gridded beauty dish above Julien’s head
> a light in a strip box to slightly light Sam
> a light in a gridded reflector pointing at Julien’s hand holding the gun
> an SB-900 in a gridded reflector to highlight Sam’s face

Here is a diagram to make it easier to visualize.

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You can see more of the make-up and lighting setup in the behind the scenes video.

I hope you enjoyed this and wish you a wonderful day!


3 Responses

  1. Rob

    Awesome insight into a photoshoot.

    Great subject, great tune.

    Keep up the great works.


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