Photo of the Week 2 April 2013
Photographer: Steve Keros
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Congratulations to this week’s Photo of the Week winner Steve Keros from Los Angeles, California. We love this vintage inspired portrait that Steve captured and that’s why we’ve selected it as our Photo of the Week. We had the opportunity to reach out to Steve to learn a bit more about his photography, how he achieved the shot and what photographers inspire him. Be sure to check out his responses below, and to learn more about Steve’s work visit his website www.stevekeros.com, his instagram, or his twitter account.
Can you give us some insight into the image? Who is the woman in the photograph? What is the story behind the vintage inspired shot?
The image is of one of my favorite new models Katherine Rodriguez and this was our first shoot together. The look is something we both talked about before the shoot… well the hat at least.
What type of camera, gear, and lighting did you use to achieve the shot?
For this shot, I used the Canon 5d Mark III, Canon’s new 600 ex-rt flash w/st-e3-rt transmitter, a 24 inch foldable soft box and a silver reflector.
What kind of photography do you enjoy most?
Lately, I’d say night shooting. I love working with long exposures and existing light and/or no light at all. It can be a bit of a guessing game, but when you get something, it can be pretty rewarding.
Who are some of your favorite photographers and artists that you draw inspiration from?
A few of my favorite artists are Gerhard Richter, Paul Jenkins, Helnwein, Antonio Lopez Garcia, Charles Krafft and Francis Bacon. A few of my favorite photographers are Daidō Moriyama, Pieter Hugo, Irving Penn, Avedon, Helmut Newton, Diane Arbus, Eggleston, Shomei Tomatsu, Miyako Ishiuchi, Guy Bourdin, Dr Harold Edgerton, Nobuyoshi Araki and pretty much all Magnum photographers!
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