I have been wanting to shoot some highly stylised images based on the crime noir books by James Ellroy. I am a massive Ellroy fan who once met the author of such great novels like The Black Dahlia and LA Confidential. When I read the books I imagine highly seductive and glamorous women of the noir films of the 40's and 50's. Actresses like Barbara Stanwyck or Gloria Grahame come to mind. I rarely use flash never mind studio lights however I knew I would have to create some strong contrast lighting to achieve the look. My long suffering girlfriend Rachael was my stunning model for the shoot which is a work in progress. I will be producing more work in this theme very soon.
I have always liked film noir, as a fan of crime thrillers and high contrast photography I wanted to make the most of my stunning girlfriend and her striking film noir vixen looks.