Lingerie for Saks

Lingerie Lighting

Saks Fifth Avenue | Studio NY | Circa 1983

The rear wall is just a studio set that I had built for shooting a lingerie catalog for Saks. A soft box with blue filtration was placed overhead to give a feeling of some ambient light. Two soft boxes were placed, one to each side of the camera. Four by eight foot Foam Core panels were used to attenuate the light at the outer edges of the picture (in order that the lighting would not look too flat). Then an optical spotlight was directed at Elle's hair (yep, that's Elle McPherson) to simulate a shaft of sunlight illuminating her hair.

By today's standards, I'd say the photo looks a bit too posed.