I had a privilege to shoot Nami Oneda, Manhattan-based Pilates instructor, ballet dancer, performer, and actress. She has been trained in classical ballet since her childhood, including School of American Ballet.
The goal of this short session, which we chose to be conducted in her apartment, was to come up with a few images portraying her fit shape. The images will be used on her professional website.
I brought my Hensel portable studio lighting set but did not use any backgrounds other than a floor or wall. In this image, monoblocks with a softbox, umbrella, and a snoot were used to create an intriguing play of light and shadow. In all, the theme was set to avoid flat lighting typical to fitness-related images.