In October I had the opportunity to photograph Jordan McAuley for Jezebel Magazine. Jordan is the founder of Contact Any Celebrity and celebrity/PR. His business helps people and businesses alike get in touch with celebrities. He is also the author of the book called Contact Any Celebrity. Aside from being very business savvy and knowing tons of great celebrities, he’s a genuine and super cool guy. We had a total of 45 minutes together before he had to head out to another meeting, so we need to get all the photos we could for the Jezebel photo editors in a short time. Luckily, being a guy, clothing was much easier to choose and makeup not needed, which made things much easier and quicker. Jordan naturally had a great attitude for the camera and we were able to get a lot of different looks. Keeping the lighting setup clean and simple made things much easier to get a large variety. We finished up with a little time to play, so of course, I tried a few other setups and this was one of my favorites.
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I really dig your simplistic approach. If you don’t mind me asking, what was the lighting set up for this type of shot?
Hey thanks Mike! The setup was pretty simple. I used 36″ grey seamless since I only had like a 10×10 space to work with. Then I used one strobe with a 30 degree grid for the background. The subject was lit with two strobes, one camera left a little in front of the subject as the main, and one camera right a little behind the subject for a hair light. Hope that helps and thanks again!