I am a fan of both the Noir genre and the movie stars of old. As such, I thought it might be fun and interesting to do a noir themed photo shoot tribute to Ava Gardner. I called my friend (and muse) Blanca and got her in the studio.
Set: An old round dining table with a wall behind
Key light is a Canon 580exII overhead in a beauty dish that is in the frame to look like an overhead lamp.
Background light is a bare LumoPro LP160 with yours truly casting the sinister shadow
Another LumoPro LP160 was bounced off a reflector from low camera left to fill Blanca's face slightly.
Other Info: Wardrobe was lent from GoJane.com. Hair and make up by my lovely wife.