About the image
This fashion shot was taken in The Palace Hotel, now a Villa d'Este property in Como, Italy, during a remodeling in Como, Italy in 1985, within 2 weeks after I moved there. This hotel has a residential side as well as a hotel side. This staircase led to the residences.
The wardrobe pulled by the wardrobe stylist was amazing as was the location. The make up artist, Francis, and the make up artist, Gary, were very good at their craft. To me the candelabra prop was one of the keys of the success of this image.
THE GEAR: Minolta film camera set to 1/30 of a second shutter speed, 64 ISO and a Minolta 85mm f1.7 lens set to f2 using a Gitzo tripod with a Slik ball head.
THE LIGHT: Ambient.
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