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Bill Kelliher

Last night I got an opportunity to take part in the next The Force in the Flesh book, an ongoing project by Tattoo and Star Wars buff, Shane Turgeon.

Bill Kelliher of Mastodon was scheduled to do a shoot with Curtis Comeau, but it was not to be.

I was called in to do an emergency shoot before Mastodon hit the stage at Shaw Conference Centre. The best we could do for a location was the corridor by the dressing rooms immediately behind the stage. As the corridor is open to the actual hall where the concert was going on, communication was limited to yelling directly into ears. 🙂

For the portrait, I used my Dyna-Lite strobes in gridded, diffuser-less Lightrein softboxes for rim lighting, all shot with my Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 on the D700 through an Alienbees ABR800, which I’ll be reviewing soon…

The shots worked out pretty well, though I felt like I could have spent a bit more time. I tried to keep the lighting on the tattoos consistent with what Shane showed me in the first Force in the Flesh book.

I’ll sign off with a photo of Bill and Shane looking approximately 1000 times more badass than I ever will (each) and a lighting test shot with Shane.

Bill Kelliher of Mastodon with Shane Turgeon

Bill Kelliher of Mastodon with Shane Turgeon

Shane Turgeon Lighting Test

Shane Turgeon Lighting Test

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