Maela in the Studio
By Simon Ratcliffe
Working in the studio is a total joy. I find enormous satisfaction in capturing the essence of a person. Working with Maela was such a pleasure. We created some beautiful imagery together. I’ve been asked, what is it about the studio that I love so much. A big part of the pleasure comes from being able to control light. When I start working, I make sure that the only light hitting my sensor is coming from my strobes. If they don’t fire, the image is totally black – that’s how I want it. That way I know that I’m responsible for every shadow, every highlight – the entire illumination with the frame. It all goes towards creating the perferct mood, the feeling I get from my subject – who they really are.
A big part of the pleasure comes from being able to control light.