Saturday, November 20, 2010

High Drama

photography by Dean Farris

I couldn't resist sharing this shot of my lighting design for night time drama. Without light, there can be no beauty, thus the uplighter a la David Hicks... It's amazing what these small uplights can do, used in a creative fashion, or as a way to emphasize a favorite painting or art object. I also am very partial to portrait lights, and was recently in the former home of a professional athlete, where the primary light source was from picture lights, on dozens of oil paintings in salon style frames. The heavy gilt, carved frames jumped out in high relief, very dramatic ! Enjoy the upcoming holiday week. DF *****