Create a moody look using strobes
me – being the character that he is, I knew everything would come together for a film-still style of shot. Picture the stranger who comes in from the cold after a long day on the road, to stay in a dilapidated, possibly haunted inn.”
Simon placed a single light to the left of the camera, and fitted it with a grid to prevent too much light spilling around the scene. “As a fan of film noir, I have always liked the way one light creates large areas of blacked-out space, adding intensity and drama,” he says.
Woolton Hall was a rabbit warren of run-down rooms and broken features, including this derelict bar which was empty apart from a couple of pint glasses, an ashtray and a ‘Just Married’ banner. “The important point was the bar itself,” explains Simon. “I asked Pip to join
Kit Canon EOS 5D Mark III with 50mm f/1.8 STM lens Exposure 1/640 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100