In these works, Joâo Carlos pairs the literature of love tragedies through the ages with the techniques of outdoor fashion shoots. These images have a composition and balance inspired by the masters of painting and echo their work also in that these stories are the subjects that the great painters would have taken on. Centuries-old castles and palaces in Portugal create a fairy tale setting for the characters to play out their doomed love.
“The location is crucial. The lighting, the emotion of the models, the interactions between the couples – it all has to work in harmony – but it is the set that creates the mood and creates another dimension of emotion.”
Westcott Lighting Gear in Action
Photo Details and Specs
- Aperture: F5.6
- Shutter Speed: 1/350 sec
- ISO: 100
- Focal Length: 80 mm
- Camera: Hasselblad H4D
- Date/Time: April 27, 2010 7:00 pm
- Copyright Notice ©2010. Joao Carlos
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