Portrait of musician Dylan Frater

Dylan Frater high resI recently shot a portrait of musician Dylan Frater. Dylan also has a studio at Toi Poneke. We’d bounced around ideas for doing a portrait of him for some time. The original concept was a studio shoot on black background with multiple exposures/ flash and blur techniques. Another tack was to shoot environmental portraits in back alleys off Cuba Street. We ended up settling on a night shoot on location in Aro Valley. The park there has some really nice street lamps which are large perspex globes. I used a single light source as the key light (which was aided by the street lights for focusing and composition- pretty hard to shoot in total darkness). The exposure was long enough to bring up the globes in the background. This is the shot we ended up picking – a square format BW treatment of a straight to camera portrait.

Portraits of Dylan Frater on Friday 13 June 2014.  Photo: Mark Tantrum / www.marktantrum.com

Portrait of Dylan Frater on Friday 13 June 2014.
Photo: Mark Tantrum / www.marktantrum.com

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