Christopher Dallaglio, Scuba Diver

Christopher Dallaglio, Scuba Diver

This commercial portrait of Christopher Dallaglio as a scuba driver won a Gold Award at the 2014 WPPI Print, Album & Filmmaking Competition.The interesting elements of this photograph are of course the apparel worn by the subjects. Christopher is a professional diver and photographer, and so I wanted to make sure that I worked that story into this particular portrait additionally, I sprayed the subject with water in order to create a more interesting field to the image. Part of that involved spraying water on the actual paper background which because of the lighting I was using created what appeared to be bubbles in the photograph. Those were not added with Photoshop. Portrait photography like this is rare as I don't often have subjects come to my studio interested in being photographed wearing this kind of equipment, but being in Los Angeles seems to provide me with more subjects that are normal in the rest of the nation.

Location: Pasadena, California.

1/160; f/11.0; ISO 100; 200.0 mm.