Experiment

Studio Nude, 2008

Here’s a photo that I made of Carlotta Champagne when she modeled for me in my studio set-up in 2008.  I had photographed her in the beautiful Nevada desert two years earlier and the resulting images were among
the best photos I’ve ever made.
Sadly, my little set-up could not compare in splendor to that of the desert and the results were not quite as memorable as the earlier set.  I spent most of the time working with Carlotta against a solid black background and tried out various lighting arrangements.  I got a few good images, though nothing spectacular.
Here’s one of the more experimental ones, employing a low light source pointing up.   This is often referred to as “ghoul lighting,” and the image here looks like it might be something more like experiment in terror rather than experiment in lighting.  Carlotta reminds me a little here of something from “The Mummy,” though I must say that Boris Karloff never looked like this.

About Dave Rudin

Dave Rudin is a fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in art nude and travel photography, using black & white film and making silver gelatin prints in a darkroom.
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