PRM models got in touch with me to do test shoots with some of the models they have on their books that need some new/fresh images in their current portfolios.
Brazilian model Julyana Soares came to my studio with the brief from PRM for some simple studio portraits; fashionable, current head and body shots.
Julyana has a very strong/alluring look, I wanted the lighting as simple as possible, but with plenty of shadows to give the images a captivating/eye-catching vibe.
Using 3 Elinchrom D-lites (shown in the diagram below). The main light was a Elinchrom D-lite 4it fitted with a medium soft box, used as close as possible to the model, this is a great soft yet punchy light that I find really gives nice skin tone to models. The 2nd and 3rd lights were 2 Elinchrom D-lite 2 with a standard Portalite softboxes attached. Pointed at the background on low power they were to give the background a soft black/grey look instead on jet black (to avoid losing the model into the dark background).
I used white v-flat reflector on camera right to lower the contrast in the shadows on the model.
Edited/retouched in post using Adobe Photoshop CC 2017