My friend and local actress, Linda Damita, and I sat down to talk about refreshing here portfolio images. The first thing we decided to work on was a vintage Film Noir style shoot. Film Noir is French for “Dark Film”. This low key style was used extensively during the 1940s through the 1950s. Though mostly black and white, you will find the many of the same stylings in color films, like the dark blind lines on the wall.
Coming from the German Expressionist cinematography and influenced by chiaroscuro (a term adopted from Renaissance painting), we found this an exciting and fun place to start our journey.
We found a “Greta Garbo” style hat on Ebay, had hair and make-up done and dove into the shoot. This is our first interpretation of this style and I hope to build on it and refine it.