In these works, Joâo Carlos pairs the literature of love tragedies through the ages with the techniques of outdoor fashion portrait photography. 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
- ISO 400
- Aperture: F19
- Shutter speed: 1/130 sec
- Focal length: 28 mm
- Camera: Hasselblad H4D
- Date/Time: April 26, 2010 4:33 pm
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