Lighting Techniques

How I Got That Shot: Simulating an Iconic David Bowie Image

August 24, 2016

By Interview Holly Stuart Hughes


To create this portrait of Lea DeLaria for her album of David Bowie covers, Sarah Wilmer simulated the lighting in an iconic Bowie image using three continuous light sources. She added several modifiers to shape the light on the background.

CLIENT: Lea DeLaria CREATIVE DIRECTORS: Chelsea Fairless, Steven Smith Throughout her career, New York City photographer Sarah Wilmer has spent equal time on fine-art projects and commercial assignments. She shows both in her portfolio and on her website, and many of the clients who contact her for editorial stories and portraits, album art and promotions have asked her to recreate...

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