A while ago I had the honour to work with the international super model and actress Maya Murofushi, winner of the Miss World Supermodel Pageant in 2010.
As photographer, I started the makeover photo shoot with Maya in a London studio and we wanted to make the style of the pictures something between fashion/editorial and glamour photography, and we decided to use red as main colour. We wanted to keep the photo shoot simple, but still very striking looking.
While Mai was taking care of the make-up and hairstyle, I was setting up the studio lighting. I have chosen a red background lighted up by a flash, other 2 flashes were used as backlights and on both of them there was a red gel, then a soft box was used as front light, moved to the left of the model allowing to create some shadows in the scene.
I was very impressed by the make-up and hairstyle made by Mai Style, she totally gave the right look to Maya.
When we started the photo shoot we tried few different solutions and shortly I took the pictures we wanted, we were very happy about the final results. Maya is a fantastic model, it is very easy to work with her, she is very professional and always give the 100% in every single poses during the studio photo session.
In the gallery below there are few of the many pictures taken during the first part of Maya Murofushi studio photo shoot, more are going to be added soon.