This shoot was inspired by Rankin’s amazing series of lips holding things like flowers. I have always thought scarab beetles were beautiful and this was the perfect opportunity to feature them in a photo.
After Kat is cut out from her Background we then extract her Shadow to make it slightly visible under her. From here you are ready to place your subject on any Background you desire, whether it be a solid Color, another image, or a playing Card.
To create this fashion portrait we used a 3 Light setup and shot behind a pane of glass. To add a bit of Texture and interest to the glass we added baby oil (thicker than water) and lit it from behind.