David E Sugar
Photographer: Ben McDade
Digital Operator / Lighting Assistant: Laimonas Stasiulis
This was the first shoot I worked on with Ben. We met at Location 18, Perseverance Works, a studio he manages which is located in rather fashionable Shoreditch. In fact he built it from an abandoned site, and transformed it into an incredible studio space, with every table / wardrobe on wheels so everything can be moved with ease. Oh did I mention he was co-creator of Big Sky back in the days? You can tell he had some experience…
The shoot was all using continuous light, 1x 5k HMI and 2x 2.2k’s. The big one is
little heavy, you should see the size of it… The right technique of getting it on a double wind up came in useful, which I learned after I lifted it on by myself! (Thanks Ben).
After all was set, I was doing Digital Operating on CaptureOne Pro 6, with a mixture of tethered shooting and importing cards from shots taken outside, on a rooftop white cove. Another one of Ben’s genius creations!